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Pathways to a People: Gullah Geechee Culture

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As part of African American History Month the Jacksonville Public Library hosted Pathways to a People: Gullah Geechee Culture.  The event was in partnership with the the U.S. National Park Service and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

Presidents Day Reads

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Presidents Day began as a holiday to honor the birth of George Washington on February 22, 1732 and is still officially called Washington's Birthday.  Now the day honors all Presidents.  Pick a Presidential biography to bone up on one of the 44 men to live in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  Only pick one though, because these are long reads.

The Perspective - New Book Club Coming to Main Library

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The Perspective is a book group that seeks to connect the events of history to today. This is a reading group for persons interested in understanding how the society we live in has been shaped, and how lessons learned from the past can guide us in shaping a better future.

The Riverdale Inn - Mary Mychael and Eric Waln

Riverdale Inn

Mary Mychael and Eric Waln, owners of The Riverdale Inn, join us on our show today to talk about the Riverside mansion's unique history, what it takes to be successful innkeepers, and the importance of preserving our city's past. You'll also meet the new Completely Booked Podcast hosts, Amanda and Gabby!

 

Preserve Your Memories

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Record and preserve your memories in the library’s Florida Collection!

Lasting LaVilla with Bob Self

LaVilla rowhouses.

Jacksonville’s historic LaVilla neighborhood was our city’s first suburb.

Programs for History Lovers

Map of the Southeastern United States with compass near Florida.

At our upcoming history programs, we’re discussing Giant Ground Sloths and Bermuda Triangle extraterrestrial activity. Bet you didn’t think you’d learn about these topics at the library. These aren’t your average history lectures!

Cannibals and Sea Monsters in the Map Collection

Map of Florida in the Ansbacher Map Collection.

What did Florida look like on a map in 1522?

Unless you’ve journeyed up to the fourth floor of our Main Library, you may not know about our extensive map collection. The Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection features over 240 antiquarian maps from all over the world.

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