As community organizations co-brand perennial events with the bicentennial (‘The Bicentennial Edition of…’), or create new events to recognize the occasion, we encourage events be submitted to this calendar for a more coordinated effort and communications. To submit your event to the calendar, email bicentennial@jaxhistory.org.

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2022 Thistle Nationals

Florida Yacht Club

Welcome to the 2022 Thistle Nationals May 14th-20th, presented by The Haskell Company. The Florida Yacht Club is excited to host this year’s Nationals. 2021 would have been the 30th anniversary the last time FYC hosted the Nationals, but we all know the rest of the story.

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Bicentennial Walking Tour with Isaiah Hart

Jacksonville Public Library

Join Isaiah Hart, one of Jacksonville's founders, on an 8-block, 45-minute walk through the original streets of 1822, hearing the stories of the first settlers and the founding of Jacksonville. […]

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Jacksonville Origins: A Talk with Emily Lisska

Jacksonville Public Library

Why was the narrow crossing on the St. Johns the selected location? Why was the timing right in 1822 to found the town? Who decided to set the founding in motion and how did they proceed? What results stemmed from that June day in 1822? During her talk, “Jacksonville Origins,” Emily Lisska, former executive director […]

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Best of R & B Bands (Bicentennial Concert Series)

The Ritz Theatre & Museum

Ritz Theatre’s Heritage Concert Series celebrates Black Music Month with a concert featuring the music of the best R&B bands ever. From Earth Wind & Fire to Frankie Beverly & Maze, you’ll be on your feet from beginning to end!

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Moments in Time: The Photography of David Williams

The Gallery at Deerwood Center

Moments in Time: The Photography of David Williams May 25-July 14, 2022, Reception: June 15, 5-7 p.m. The Deerwood Gallery at Florida State College at Jacksonville presents “Moments in Time: The Photography of David Williams.” Spanning three decades, this collection of photographs captures iconic moments in African American culture and politics in the Jacksonville area. […]

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