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Legacy of Lynchings exhibit at MOSH unlocks Jacksonville's hidden racial history

Legacy of Lynchings exhibit at MOSH unlocks Jacksonville’s hidden racial history

The Equal Justice Initiative and Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project Brings Legacy of Lynchings to Jacksonville Knowledge is the key to understanding. The , in partnership with the Jacksonville Remembrance Project, unlocks the city’s often hidden racial history in a compelling new exhibit. Legacy of Lynchings opens Aug. 24 and will run through December. The exhibit’s opening date coincides with the 96th anniversary of the murder of benjamin Hart, a black man who was shot and his body dumped in a ditch along Kings Road. “Racial terror lynchings were not about the guilt or innocence of the person murdered,” notes MOSH’s Curator …

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I , FSCJ Artist Series, Jennifer Melville

Getting to Know You: “The King and I” Inspires and Delights at the Times-Union Center November 13-18

Energetic, engaging, and entertaining from the overture through the reprise, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I opened Tuesday, November 13 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Jacksonville. Offering a riveting and visually enthralling adventure, The King and I triumphantly inspires and delights young and old alike. The show runs from November 13-18, 2018. Based on the 1944 semi-biographical novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, The King and I is a familiar story that has appeared on the big screen numerous times over the decades. For many, the 1999 adaptation Anna and …

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Science Fiction, Science Future Opens At MOSH

The Museum of Science and History’s newest exhibition engages both kids and adults, using highly interactive demo stations highlighting technology just beyond the horizon, using actual science and science fiction as the inspiration. All around the exhibition, you’ll find images from various sci-fi movies and franchises. You might not recognize them all, but Doctor Who fans will immediately spot the Cyberman at the lobby display, and there’s images in the main exhibit upstairs from Star Wars and Star Trek sprinkled around the main exhibit. Do make sure you hit up the lobby display before heading up to the main event, …

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Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers, Museum of Science and History, MOSH, Jacksonville, Florida

Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers at MOSH through Jan 28

JACKSONVILLE – Imagine traveling back two thousand years to a time of mighty heroes and powerful emperors. Now imagine having the opportunity to use mighty Roman war machines, sundials and water clocks, grinding mills, pottery wheels and much more. That is what is coming to the on September 23, when the acclaimed and award-winning Italian exhibition, Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers, opens to the public and runs through January 28, 2018. The interactive exhibition explores an epic period during which Rome conquered much of the ancient world through military ingenuity, oversaw significant feats of construction and pioneered technological innovations that affect our lives today. It features …

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Cruises, Tours, & Taxis: Sailing the St. Johns River

ST. JOHNS RIVER TAXI The St. Johns River Taxi provides transportation to various downtown destinations including the , , , , , , , , and . The taxi runs continuously and loops every 30-35 minutes. Daily rates are $10 for a daily adult pass and $8 for children ages 3-12 and seniors 65 and over. Credit cards are accepted and tickets are sold on the boat.  Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 11 am – 9 pm; Friday & Saturday 11 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11 am – 9 pm. The service is closed on Mondays for maintenance and private …

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Jacksonville Participates in the March for Science on Earth Day

JACKSONVILLE, FL – On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, hundreds of advocates for science including scientists, educators and citizens will gather to March for Science, a public demonstration in support of science. The Jacksonville March for Science will begin at 10 a.m. at where speakers from diverse disciplines in science and education will take the stage for approximately 45 minutes. Speakers include Dr. Radha Pyati, Dr. Scott Sowell, Dr. Spring Behrouz and Adam Hoyles. After the speakers, participants will collectively march across the Acosta Bridge, ending at the where additional Earth Day programming will take place including robotics, Science through …

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Anne Frank, MOSH, Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville, Florida

HOPE OUT OF HORROR: Anne Frank Still Inspires at the MOSH

The center of the international exhibition Anne Frank: A History for Today, is a humble object. A replica of Anne Frank’s diary, the first volume, a plaid little book, opened with photos pasted to the pages, filled with the musings of a girl living through the darkest of times. Those times are all around you in the exhibition, cordoned off by a fence based on the ones you might have seen had you been a prisoner of a concentration camp, as Anne eventually was. Large boards feature a timeline–on the top, Germany’s march from the end of WWI to WWII, …

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Finding Pollution Solutions In Jacksonville

Jacksonville isn’t a city that usually comes to mind first when you hear the phrase “pollution solutions.” But, we can look to nearby cities and the remarkable green solutions they have already implemented for inspiration and to learn how to follow in their green footsteps. In Athens, Georgia, every bit of rainwater that falls on city streets flows into curb cuts that irrigate the native plants lining city sidewalks. In Atlanta, tourism is now solidly connected to the BeltLine, a sustainable redevelopment project that provides a network of parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling …

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Nerdites, Kyle Willis, Fan Lexicon, EU Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville’s Fan Lexicon unites nerds of all ages

Jacksonville’s started on Friday, August, 19, 2016 at the Lexington Hotel. This three day event was full of cosplay, karaoke, Pokemon Go events and more. People who travel all over the East Coast, and even those who reside in Orlando made their way to Lexicon to sell their items or to simply indulge in all that Lexicon has to offer. The anime room, filled with Sailor Moon cosplayers, consisted of karaoke and different booths. The fun and light vibes motivated anyone to simply let go of their shyness and join the group. Vendors spread throughout Lexicon were there with original …

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Forgotten Jacksonville Memories Found During Cowford Chophouse Restaurant Restoration

  You can’t help but cheer over the progress that restaurant restoration has made in the past year. Now, The Cowford Chophouse and Museum of Science of History have partnered up to preserve and share many of the items they uncovered in the old Bostwick Building. , of the , said they went into the restoration project with the intention that, “Whatever we did find, we wanted people to have access to.” While a great deal of archival materials like loans and mutual trusts have been discovered, and will surely contribute to the history here in Jacksonville, it’s the personal …

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