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DUVAL COUNTY


{Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach}


Beaches Museum & History Center


241-5657 381 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach www.beachesmuseum.org


In March 2006, the Beaches Museum and History Park


opened its doors to residents and tourists. Operated by the Beaches Area Historical Society, the museum takes visitors on a journey through the history of the Beaches community through photographs, interactive exhibits and personal accounts. Visitors can also see a 1911 steam locomotive, the Mayport Railway Depot and the Florida East Coast Foreman’s House—all located in Pablo Historical Park, adjacent to the museum.


Durkeeville Historical Society


598-9567 1293 W. 19th St., Jacksonville www.durkeevillehistoricalsociety.com


Durkeeville, a community located within what is presently


known as the Westside, honors its residents in this museum. Exhibits include historic photos, tributes to past celebrity residents and local art. Famous Jacksonville photographer Ellie Lee Weems also has his place in the museum.


_________________________________________________________________________ Top Left: Photo courtesy of Military Museum of North Florida Top Middle: Body Within exhibit, photo courtesy of MOSH Bottom Left: Jacksonville Fire Museum Bottom Middle: General Thomas J. Jackson Bottom Right: Fort Caroline palisades


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Eartha White Historical Museum


354-4162 613 W. Ashley St., Jacksonville www.clarawhitemission.org


Clara White, a former slave, fed hungry neighbors out of


her two-room Jacksonville home in the 1880s, starting what would become a full-fledged mission with the help of her daughter, Eartha. In addition to their “mission work,” Eartha established numerous charitable organizations to aid unwed mothers, orphans, alcoholics and many others. Visit both Eartha White’s home and the Clara White Mission, still in operation today.


Fort Caroline National Memorial


641-7155 12713 Fort Caroline Rd., Jacksonville www.nps.gov/foca


When French explorers set out for the Americas, they


established a claim for their home country at Fort Caroline, near the mouth of the St. Johns River. The French colonists allied themselves with the native Timucua tribe and fought against the settling Spanish. The museum tells the story of the temporary French settlement.


All Telephone Numbers in the First Coast Relocation GuideTM are in Area Code 904 Unless Otherwise Noted


First Coast Relocation GuideTM 2013


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