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Taking care of our neighbors makes for a stronger community. Looking out for one another ensures a safer and happier neighborhood. When we all do a little, we can do so much!
The Historical Society of Orange Park was organized to educate the community about the rich and dynamic history of Orange Park, which was founded in 1877. The society collects, preserves and displays printed materials of historical value and facilitates educational and historical events.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. The Society has opportunities for research, community service and leadership, offering the chance to learn and share local history in a variety of ways. Opportunities include digitizing historical documents, helping with podcast creation, live-history re-enactment
We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. The Society has opportunities for research, community service and leadership, offering the chance to learn and share local history in a variety of ways. Opportunities include digitizing historical documents, helping with podcast creation, live-history re-enactment and more. We offer people of all ages a chance to help others tell the story. By joining the Society, even if for just one project, you will be fascinated by what there is to learn.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you! We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Please join us at 5:30 PM, Monday, August 8 at the Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Avenue in Orange Park for our August Meeting. Cindy Cheatwood will make a presentation entitled, "Orange Park's Castle, known today as Club Continental".
The waterfront estate at the foot of Kingsley Avenue has been the pride of Orange Park for decades. With origins as early as 1876, the property literally developed along with the Town of Orange Park. Come hear the story of how a sick little girl changed the town and its people as it went from Winterbourne to Mira Rio to Club Continental. The Historical Society of Orange Park welcomes members and friends to this free, informative presentation which includes seldom seen images through the decades.
The Clarke House, built in 1912 and located in Clarke House Park, 1039 Kingsley Avenue, is open for tours the second Sunday of each month from 2 PM to 4 PM. Sunday afternoons are the perfect time for a leisurely tour of the house, both upstairs and downstairs.
The Florida sun and rain have taken their toll on the Veterans Memorial at Magnolia Cemetery since it was completed in 2012. Work is underway to upgrade the engraved pavers honoring our veterans that are such an important component of the memorial. Click on the link below to learn more about this project and how you can help.
The Historical Society of Orange Park is hosting its annual Veterans Day Essay Contest. All Clay County students from grades 4 through 12 are invited to participate.
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