From the 1910s to the 1970s, Jacksonville Beach’s boardwalk served as a hub of entertainment for visitors and locals alike. Amusements, dance halls, snack bars and parades made for a vibrant coastal destination. Jacksonville Beach or Bust!: A Look Back at the Boardwalk provides not only an opportunity to reminisce but also to explore the boardwalk’s role in shaping a community. The exhibit will highlight the range of experiences as told through photographs, artifacts, and the personal accounts of those who remember this rich piece of Beaches history.
A Storyteller Event held on August 11 will also feature long time residents as they describe and retell their first hand accounts of life, and the experience of growing up, at the Boardwalk.
Please join us Friday, June 8 for an Opening Night Reception for this exhibit from 6-8 p.m. in the main building of the Beaches Museum. This event is free to Museum members with a suggested $5 donation for non-members. For further information please call (904) 241-5657.