Signature Exhibits


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.

The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America

08.24.19 — 03.01.20

An exhibition that seeks to spark an honest conversation about the legacy of racial injustice in America today. Developed in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the Brooklyn Museum, this exhibition presents EJI’s groundbreaking research into the history of lynching. At the same time, the exhibition highlights EJI’s founding of The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, commemorating victims of racial terror lynching, and an accompanying museum that explores the legacy of slavery, segregation, and mass incarceration, which both recently opened in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Legacy of Lynching exhibition includes illustrated text panels, videos and an interactive map provided by EJI and the Brooklyn Museum, all of which provide a national perspective on the history and legacy of racial terror lynching from 1877-1950. There are also illustrated text panels and video clips of oral histories that tell the story of racial terror lynching in Duval County, and soil collected from local lynching sites will be on display. In addition, the exhibition showcases a selection of thematic visual artwork created especially for the exhibition by African-American artist Marsha Hatcher, inspired by the narrative of racial terror lynching in America.

An extra copy of components of this exhibit are traveling throughout Duval County. Click here for more information.

The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America was organized in collaboration with the Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project, an initiative of 904WARD, and is supported in part by a grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. Additional funding was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Special thanks to Baptist Health for additional support.

Creation Station


The Creation Station is a new kind of exhibit; one where all the learning comes from doing. This all-ages exhibit features a daily rotation of hands-on Activities — one day you could be tinkering with building sets, and the next you’re immersed in the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding! For those more complicated projects, we offer educator-led Workshops weekly.

Please visit our Creation Station page for more information and to view our daily activities and workshops.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsor:

Brain Teasers


A signature exhibition in which visitors solve challenging brainteaser puzzles and games and learn about their brains’ ability to think logically, utilize deductive reasoning and coordinate fine motor skills.