Walter Jones Historical Park
December 7

Information for the 2019 Winter Celebration will be announced in Fall 2019. Check back for more details and the schedule, which will include events commemorating Pearl Harbor Day and honoring WWII veterans.

The 2018 Winter Celebration included:

🍊 Musicians: Miquel Huertes, violin; Camille and Camiya Ferron, vocalists; Mrs. Kate Carpenter, children’s songs; Al Poindexter, singer-songwriter; “Under the Oaks” acoustic music jam

🍊 All historic buildings open, including the Webb/Jones Farmhouse, 1898 St. Joseph’s Mission Schoolhouse for African-American Children, 1876 barn, and Losco Winery;  “A Soldier’s Story” exhibit on display in the museum

🍊 Meet the Maple Leaf divers

🍊 Children’s book authors Jane Wood

🍊 Santa and Mrs. Claus

🍊 horse-drawn hayrides

🍊 Historic reenactors: Spanish period; Fort Mose (first free black settlement in US); Union and Confederate soldiers; Golden Teacup Society (Civil War-era civilian women)

🍊 demonstrations of bridge playing, weaving, and quilting

🍊 nature crafts and rock painting for kids

🍊 old fashioned games

🍊 s’mores

🍊 antique cars

🍊 First Coast Plein Aire Painters

🍊 Mike Barwald from Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery

🍊 Non-profits sharing information and opportunities: Mandarin Garden Club, UF Extension Office, Mandarin Community Club, Stetson Kennedy Foundation and Greenscape of Jacksonville

🍊 Food vendors: Chunky Tomato and  What’s Smokin’ BBQ

Highlights from past Winter Celebrations

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