Let's make our community a better place!
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.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
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.
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 Town of Orange Park will be hosting is annual Fall Festival Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17 at Town Hall Park. The Society will be hosting a booth to share information on the history of our town and our Society. Be sure to stop by and see us there.
Moonlight on Magnolia returns this year on Saturday, October 23 from 4 PM to 6 PM at Magnolia Cemetery. Visitors will be offered tours of the cemetery and introduced to "former residents" of Orange Park who will share their stories and the history of Orange Park. Parking will be available at First Baptist Church. Tours will start at the entrance to the cemetery. Hope to see you there.
We are planning on a return to a live Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11 at 11 AM. The ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial at Magnolia Cemetery. As part of our Veterans Day event, we will also be hosting our annual Veterans Day Essay Contest for Clay County students. Information can be found on our Veterans Memorial page
The Town of Orange Park's Hometown Holiday event is typically held the second weekend in December. We are looking forward to this year's celebration. The Society plans to provide tours of the Clarke House, which will be decorated for the season. Please check back later for more information.