Walter Jones Historical Park
Annually in June
The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society was one of six museums in Jacksonville that are participating in Blue Star Museums for military personnel and their families in 2019. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.
Since Mandarin Museum is always free, we created a special event in partnership with the Blue Star Families of Jacksonville to welcome military visitors. As this is a public park, the general public was also invited to participate. This was an exciting opportunity for military families to visit and learn about some of Jacksonville’s military history, as well as rural life in old Florida.