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Cultural Fusion

Join the Jacksonville Public Library and our many partners for Cultural Fusion programming. Cultural Fusion’s current theme LIFT EVERY VOICE amplifies, through collaboration, the stories of our community’s unique cultures, causes, and people. The Jacksonville Public Library is a proud sustaining member of Cultural Fusion.

Printable flier with exhibit information and programs for Anne Frank: Voices of Hope, a traveling exhibit at the Museum of Science and History

All library programs are free and open to the public.



Buffalo Soldier Historical Society Presentation

Come out and learn the history of the Buffalo Soldiers as well as the roles of African Americans who served during every U.S. conflict. This program is provided by the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society. See the annual exhibit at the Main Library (Fourth Floor Atrium) from June 4 – July 8. Join us for the opening program featuring historian Harold “Hari” Jones at 3 p.m. at the Main Library. This program is free and open to the public. blackhistory1 Culturalfusion1 JPL50

Saturday, February 10, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society

Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society highlights the contributions of African Americans to the U.S. Military, and the Tuskegee Air Women. This presentation will include the contributions of African American women in all branches of the military. This program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. JPL50 Culturalfusion1 WomensHistory1

Thursday, March 1, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

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Four Women of Jacksonville History

Join author and historian Tim Gilmore for a presentation on four notable women of Jacksonville history. Tim Gilmore is the author of over a dozen books, including In Search of Eartha White and The Mad Atlas of Virginia King. Q&A following presentation. Books available for purchase and signing. Free and open to the public. Womenshistory1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

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Carrie-Sue Ayvar presents Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida

What was it like to be a female doctor in Florida in 1909? Dr. Anna Darrow, Petticoat Doctor of the Everglades, was only the 2nd licensed female physician in Florida. She traveled through swampland, braving alligators, rattlesnakes, violent outlaws, and chauvinism to help and heal her patients. Portraying Dr. Darrow, Storyteller and Chautauqua Scholar Carrie Sue Ayvar brings this story to life. Free and open to the public. Womenshistory1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Thursday, March 15, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

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