Tag Archives: Beaches Museum

Documenting This Time in History

Documenting #Pandemic2020Jax How can we, as a community, document this unprecedented time in history? Two local organizations are giving us a gift that we will be able to give to generations to come. “A little more than a century ago, Jacksonville citizens faced loss in many ways from a series of events that were documented, for the most part, by news reporters and photographers, along with diaries and journals by citizens. The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1888 (in which St. Luke’s Hospital played a healing role)… the Great Fire of 1901 (which stopped short of St. Luke’s Hospital) … the …

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American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps in Jacksonville Beach, Photos by James Brown

106 Years & Thousands Saved! The American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps in Jacksonville Beach

If you’ve ever given or received directions anywhere in Jacksonville Beach, the historic lifeguard station located at the foot of Beach Boulevard is used as a unit of distance at some point. For over a century, members of the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps have kept watch over the coast from the iconic peg tower. It’s a way of life that represents a vital part of the community’s culture as much as the sun and the surf itself. On July 19, Capt. Rob Emahiser shared a detailed narrative of the history of the Life Saving Corps, from its …

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A1A Ocean Islands Trail, Florida Scenic Highway, Amelia Island Plantation, Photo courtesy of Amelia Island Conventions and Visitors Bureau

Jax Beach to Fernandina: The A1A Ocean Islands Trail

Along the A1A Ocean Islands Trail Jacksonville’s Beaches | Mayport | Broward House | Kingsley Plantation | Big Talbot | Downtown Fernandina Marlin & Barrel Distillery in Fernandina | The Pétanque Courts of Fernandina | American Beach: Under the Blue Bottle Tree with Marsha Dean Phelts | Amelia Island Culinary Academy | Amelia Island Downtown Tasting Tour | The First Coast’s Only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant: Salt at Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island   Every place has a story, stitched together with humble beginnings and historic figures to create a living narrative. In very few places can you travel along a timeline of a region’s history as it unfolds before you. The …

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Beaches Museum: A Beachy Keen Book Gift

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for the book lover or history buff in your family, look no further than the Beaches Museum in Jacksonville Beach. There you’ll find publications covering a variety of subjects, from the Native Americans who inhabited northeast Florida 12,000 years ago, to modern Jacksonville and Beaches history. Lost Restaurants of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach are two recent additions that will bring back memories to longtime residents of the area. If you’d prefer art work, you can select from over 20,000 images in the museum archives and available for reproduction. For an even longer lasting …

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october, 2021

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