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Music museum planned for old casket factory
« on: June 23, 2020, 09:27:02 AM »
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The Jacksonville Historical Society plans a museum dedicated to local music for the old Casket Factory building in the stadium district.


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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2020, 09:42:59 AM »
Congrats Ennis on being selected.  This is a very exciting project for a number of reasons.  It adds another venue to the "entertainment district" and stretches it slightly farther west.  It celebrates a rich musical history in this town. It provides a music venue to an urban core that is lacking.  I just hope my boy Fred Durst gets adequate recognition!!

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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2020, 10:09:05 AM »
This seems like an awesome idea. I wish the building was a little more connected to the downtown core, but I'll take it for sure.

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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2020, 11:34:38 AM »
A space in the Landing would have been centralized and cheaper, but this is Jax. Sometimes we have to work around situations when logic and long term strategic planning lose out to short term positions and theories.
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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2020, 11:47:24 AM »
...but this is Jax.

That should actually be the city's tag line.
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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2020, 11:47:50 AM »
Any idea of the cost of the full buildout (museum, archive, performance venue)?

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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2020, 01:17:44 PM »
Not yet.
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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2020, 01:27:07 PM »
According to the JHS, the museum is a future plan that will have to be fundraiser, but they’re currently working on updating the building so the top floor can be used as a physical archive. Conceivably that’ll reduce the eventual cost somewhat if the building already gets updates on stuff like power, HVAC and ADA compliance.
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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2020, 07:08:57 PM »
A space in the Landing would have been centralized and cheaper, but this is Jax. Sometimes we have to work around situations when logic and long term strategic planning lose out to short term positions and theories.

You win some, you lose some. Best of luck my dude.
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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2020, 09:41:24 PM »
Amazing

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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2020, 09:44:04 PM »
Don't forget Pat Boone, Met Tillis, and Mae Axton  :D

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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2023, 02:52:15 PM »
Unfortunately, state funding for this project ($500,000) found itself on the Governor's veto list this year.

Personally, I would argue that that's a small enough number that the city should just go for it if that's all the gap there is, but I'm not sure if that's the case.
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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2023, 12:56:56 PM »
I hope this project still happens. We have such a rich music history in Jax that we haven't fully embraced IMO.

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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2023, 02:49:11 PM »
I hope this project still happens. We have such a rich music history in Jax that we haven't fully embraced IMO.

Agreed. If the city is looking for a unique idea that would raise its profile and draw both tourists and locals alike, you can't do much better than a southern/Jacksonville music museum.

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Re: Music museum planned for old casket factory
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2023, 06:22:56 PM »
Great project! Shame on Dicksantis. Drop in the bucket for such a good cause. Yeah the city should step up.