Signature Exhibits

CONNECTING TO COLLECTIONS

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Signature exhibits feature the Museum’s collection and collaborative, community-based partnerships. MOSH’s Guest Curator program highlights relevant and current topics, significant research, and collections through presentations offered by local experts and institutions. Signature exhibits are designed to add depth and a local voice to core and traveling exhibits, programming, and current community topics.

130 YEARS OF SERVICE: The History of the Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department

The History of the Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department

Through January 2017

MOSH is excited to celebrate the opening of 130 Years of Service: The History of the Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department. This exhibit is presented in partnership with the Jacksonville Fire Museum while its facility undergoes restoration.

Built in 1902, The Jacksonville Fire Museum was constructed to replace the original Station 3 that was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1901. For more than 20 years, the building served as an active fire station housing firefighters and horse-drawn fire wagons.

You are invited to take a trip back in time to discover how the history of the Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department shaped the overall history of the city of Jacksonville. This exhibit will feature an antique pump wagon, historical photos, and other artifacts.