A Jacksonville native, Emily Lisska has actively researched, preserved, presented, and promoted North Florida’s unique and diverse history for more than three decades. Emily is immediate past-president and current board member of the Florida Historical Society. She is former Executive Director of the Jacksonville Historical Society (1996-2018).
Why was the narrow crossing on the St. Johns the selected location? Why was the timing right in 1822 to found the town? Who decided to set the founding in motion and how did they proceed? What results stemmed from that June day in 1822? During her talk, “Jacksonville Origins,” Emily will answer these questions and more. Enjoy Emily’s love of history and her gifted storytelling as she sheds light on the city’s founding. It's a look back at more than the city's 200 celebrated years.
This program is presented in conjunction with Jacksonville’s Bicentennial Street Festival & Fireworks.
Registration is required for this event, and must be completed two hours prior to the start time. A library card and PIN are required for registration. If you do not have a card, click HERE to obtain one.
*Online registrants will receive a Zoom link as soon as they register for the program.
*Registered seats may be forfeited five minutes after start of program.
Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1–2 business days to process. Last-minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please ask for Learning Services at 255-2665 or email JPLPrograms@coj.net.