March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A Look at 199 Years of Courthouse History
Remember when the high school curriculum included a course in Civics? Do you recall learning about the courthouses of Duval County? If you daydreamed through your civics class, here’s your chance to hear about a unique part of Jacksonville’s history, straight from the mouth of someone who’s spent many decades in Jacksonville’s Halls of Justice.
Charles Cofer, a retired Duval County judge of 24 years, now serves the citizens of Duval County as its Public Defender. Having spent a lot of time within the halls of Duval County courthouses, Judge Cofer shares the colorful history of the buildings whose walls have heard the stories of the guilty and the innocent.
Join us Thursday, March 23, for a look at the four courthouses that have served Jacksonville citizens.
NOTE NEW TIME: Social hour: 6 p.m.; presentation 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Parking: Free parking will be available in the grass lot along Duval Street, entrance shared with the concrete lot behind the James E. Merrill House Museum. Please note that A. Philip Randolph Blvd. will be closed to thru-traffic between Bay Street and Duval Street due to an Icemen hockey game. Best access to Duval Street from Union Street or APR Blvd. access prior to Mathews Bridge. Click here for map.