If you’re looking for a fascinating and informative day out, visiting the Museum of Southern History in Jacksonville, FL, is a must! This museum celebrates the history and culture of the American South with exhibits that cover everything from music and art to slavery and civil rights. There’s something for everyone at this museum, so be sure to put it on your list of things to do when you’re in Jacksonville. Information can be found here.
The Museum of Southern History is dedicated to telling the story of the American South through exhibits and programs that focus on southern culture and history. The museum is located in downtown Jacksonville, just a few blocks from the Duval County Courthouse. The exhibit includes artifacts from both sides of the conflict and a timeline of events leading up to and during the war. It is particularly interesting in the Reconstruction section, which details how Jacksonville was rebuilt after being burned to the ground by Union troops during the war. After spending some time in the exhibits, You must Attend a lecture by Museum Director Dr. William F. Aldermen. The lecture was fascinating and gave me a greater understanding of the Museum of Southern History and its mission to preserve southern culture and history. After the lecture, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Aldermen, who was kind enough to answer some of my questions about the museum. See here for information about A Day at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens: Jacksonville, FL.