The Beaches Museum needs your memories! Where did you go to hear the latest music with your friends on a Friday night back in the day? Music has long been an important part of life and a way to fall in love with the Beaches area. The Museum hopes to preserve local music history and culture through your stories. You can tell your stories by recording oral history interviews, lending concert programs, posters, t-shirt. Whether you attended the first Jazz Festival in Mayport or were a part of the weekend scene at pier dances or Einstein-A-Go-Go concerts, your memories and experiences are priceless. The Museum will showcase your memories at our upcoming exhibit opening in March 2019. Please contact Sarah Jackson , the Archives & Collections Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule donations.
The City of Jacksonville Beach has begun a research project to document those interred in local cemeteries. The first of these was the H. Warren Smith and the information provided by the City can be searched via this link.
In celebration of 40 years, the Beaches Area Historical Society produced a video chronicling their accomplishments. Please enjoy!
The winner of the 2017 Beaches Art Fest Poster Contest is Sloane Keats of Indialantic, Florida. Keats uses a layering technique and vivid colors to create a captivating texture in her paintings. Her entry “Alone” captured the essence of the event and its coastal community. “I bring a contemporary style to a traditional way to paint. Focusing on texture, color, pattern” said Keats.
“We had so many great entries which bodes very well for the quality of the artwork that we’ll expect at this year’s festival” said Chris Hoffman, Executive Director of the Beaches Museum. “Making the event two days long has been a great move for everyone involved and we look forward to another successful weekend!”
A commemorative poster featuring the winning piece will be designed and available for purchase at the event. The deadline for artist applications for the Beaches Art Fest is July 15.
The 4th Annual Beaches Art Fest will be held Ocotber 14 and 15, 2017 at the Pablo Historical Park in Jacksonville Beach, FL. The Beaches Art Fest is presented by the Beaches Museum & History Park and Driftwood, Jacksonville Beach, FL and produced by Holiday Art Shows, St. Augustine, FL.
Call 904-241-5657 or click here for more information.
Join the Beaches Museum for an exceptional performance by the Ritz Chamber Players Tuesday, January 17 at 6 p.m.
This event is free to Museum members with a suggested $5 donation for non-members. Please call 904-241-5657 for additional details.
The Beaches Museum & History Park is pleased to announce the newest member of our staff, Brittany Cohill! Brittany will be assuming the role of Operations Manager as of December 2. Many of you are already familiar with Brittany due to her recent internship with us as she pursues her Master’s Degree through the UNF Department of History. Next time you see Brittany, be sure to wish her luck in her new endeavor!!