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New exhibition celebrating Jacksonville’s 200 years opens on January 30

Jacksonville, Fla. — January 28, 2022 — Today, the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) announced its newest exhibition, Bold City Bicentennial: Progress & Perseverance Through 200 Years of Jacksonville History. The exhibition was produced by the Museum in partnership with the Jacksonville Historical Society, Timucuan Parks Foundation, the City of Jacksonville, and More Than Ink in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Jacksonville.

Bold City Bicentennial opens to the public on January 30, and will run through January 23, 2023. The exhibition explores Jacksonville’s evolution through the lenses of nature, culture and innovation. As Jacksonville celebrates 200 years, this exhibition will take visitors on a journey through its challenges and triumphs to demonstrate how the city and its people have persevered and progressed into a stronger community worthy of the moniker, the “Bold New City of the South.” Core themes include human interaction with nature, the city’s cultural and economic progress and examples of citizens rising to meet the challenges of their day.

Elements of the exhibition will update in three phases throughout 2022. The first phase will include:

  • An interactive timeline of Jacksonville history, including the Jacksonville parks system, Jacksonville’s bout with the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1888 and archival newsreel footage from Jacksonville’s past
  • The impact of hurricanes and sea-level rise on the city’s past, present and future
  • A “Build a Park” LEGO© table
  • Scenic parks photo-ops

“Jacksonville has quite a varied and rich history, and we are honored to take part in celebrating 200 years of continued progress and perseverance,” said Bruce Fafard, CEO of the Museum of Science & History. “This new exhibition honors Jacksonville’s past and looks toward the future. We are proud to have been a part of this great city’s story for the last 80 years, and look forward to sharing this great exhibition with residents and visitors alike.”

Special thanks to the Jacksonville Bicentennial Committee, the Seven Creeks Area Partnership, the Memorial Park Association, photographer Mark Krancer, and Haskell for their support and partnership.We aim to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests. In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are strongly encouraged inside the Museum for all patrons 2+. For more information or to book tickets to the Museum, visit


About The Museum of Science & History (MOSH)

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Admission is $15.95 for adults; $12.95 for youth, students, active and retired military and seniors. There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or Museum Members. Learn more at

Museum funding is provided in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the National Endowment for the Arts; Historic Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Museums, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Secretary of State.