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Rendering picture of people outside the updated MOSH museum
MOSH Museum

The Jacksonville Museum of Science and History (MOSH) is receiving $2.5 million dollars from VyStar Credit Union. 

Bold City Brewing Beer To Help Restore Cummer Gardens

Dec 22, 2017
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Jacksonville’s Bold City Brewery is preparing a beer inspired by the Cummer Museum’s gardens, and planning to give the museum a portion of the sales for garden restoration.

The name of the beer: Avant Gardener.

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Artifacts for the future USS Adams Museum arrived in Jacksonville Monday. The future Jacksonville museum is being billed as Florida’s first aboard a naval warship.

David Suckow says he was one of the first to serve on the USS Conyngham in the early 1960s. Now, 50 years later, he and other naval veterans are bringing together artifacts that will be part of the proposed USS Adams Museum in downtown Jacksonville.

Adams-class ships were guided missile destroyers. The navy built 22 of them in the late ‘50s, and the USS Charles F. Adams is the only one left. Museum CEO

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It’s been 13 years since Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex was spotted in Gainesville, but the dinosaur is back at the Florida Museum of Natural History — and this time, things are getting interactive.

It’s been 67 million years since Sue the T. rex took her last breath, but this summer’s exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History is giving visitors a chance to get up close and personal with the largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.

Mandarin Museum

In WJCT's "Rediscovering Jax" series, we're taking a look at the stories behind familiar places.  Nestled along the St. Johns River in Mandarin is the Walter Jones Historical Park.

Mandarin Museum and Historical Society Vice President Karen Roumillat is the great-granddaughter of the park's namesake, Walter Jones. She was also our tour guide on a recent stroll down the park's paths. 

tax cut chart
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is proposing to cut taxes on cell phone, cable and satellite services. The governor was at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce this morning to push for the cuts.

Under the governor's plan, a family with a $125 monthly cell phone bill would save just over $50 a year in taxes. Scott says the state can afford losing $470 million in telecom tax revenue because the property and sales tax bases are growing.