Emily Lisska Dishes on Historical Jacksonville.

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The Jacksonville Diversity Network has another dynamite line-up for you. At the monthly event on August 27, Jacksonville Diversity Network is proud to present Ms. Emily Lisska of the Jacksonville Historical Society. This isn't your father's history; this is the juicy stuff they do not teach you in school. Emily will be relating little known facts concerning some of Jacksonville most famous, infamous, and not so famous citizens. You are not going to want to miss this.

The Jacksonville Diversity Network will be sponsoring a saucy, eye opening presentation on the foible, fables and fibrillations of some of Jacksonville's most notable and notorious citizens.

The well received program, entitled “I Didn’t Know That!!!” is created and presented by  Emily Lisska, the inimitable Executive Director of The Jacksonville Historical Society

The literature on the event says it all about the indomitable Ms. Lisska.
We are lucky to have a much sought-after local speaker offering the stories of Jacksonville to us. She will tell us little known facts concerning some of Jacksonville most famous, infamous, and not so famous citizens. For example,

Clara White

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Duncan Fletcher

and others. She will amaze you with these little know tidbits and make you feel like you are living the history she is telling.

Emily is the colorful, unsinkable woman who is:
Board Member, Florida Historical Society, Mandarin Community Club, Jacksonville Women's Network.
A Jacksonville native, a graduate of the University of Florida and attended Florida State University for graduate studies in Speech Communications.

as well as:
Curator of the Merrill Museum House – a walk through Jacksonville “life at home one hundred years ago.”
Her awards include the Historic Preservation Commission Award for History Publications; Historic Preservation Commission Award for Special Projects; Historic Preservation Award for Overall Organization Achievement and Service; the 2005 First Coast Tiger Bay Club Citizen Activist Award, and a lot more.

Emily herself is one of the great colorful Grande Dames of Jacksonville, and a presentation of this kind is an unforgettable experience.  Her wit, knowledge and dramatic delivery of Jacksonville history is something that is simply not to be missed.

The Jacksonville Diversity Network
August 27, 2009, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Old St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
Parking is free and is behind the adjoining Merrill History House, the Victorian House at 319 A.
Philip Randolph Blvd.
Please RSVP to: jdn@jacksonvillediversitynetwork.org

: The members of the Jacksonville Diversity Network encourage inclusive social networks comprised of diverse individuals; educate the Jacksonville community through the promotion of social justice; celebrate the various dimensions of difference; and initiate action toward positive social change in our city.