20th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition at MOSH

Beginning October 30, 2019, visitors to the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) can celebrate our parks and preserves with the “Timucuan Parks Foundation: Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks” 20th Anniversary Exhibition. The exhibition features local artists who support us and the parks, and will be on display for seven months.

Come learn about the 7 Creeks Trail Partnership and Barrier Islands Parks, view breathtaking art inspired by parks right here in Jacksonville and discover how our natural spaces instill a sense of place and a sense of well-being.

Also within the exhibition are panels that highlight our nonprofit organization’s accomplishments of the last 20 years as well as our current resiliency, health, engagement and park development initiatives.

Three artists at MOSH exhibition opening October 2019
Tom Schifanella, Kathy Stark, and Will Dickey

Exhibit Features

Our exhibition features images highlighting the beauty of the area’s parks and preserves:

  • Four new park paintings by fine artist Kathy Stark
  • A video which includes drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella (this page, top right)
  • Still images by photographer Will Dickey
  • A map of our parks, native animal cutouts and animal tracks
  • Special engagement activities throughout the run of the exhibit

The Celebrate & Explore Our Wilderness Parks exhibition will be available at MOSH through May 2020.

Engagement Activities

Engagement activities will take place throughout the run of the exhibition. The first activity will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The National Park Service will present their Timucuan Times program in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Visitors will learn about how the native Florida Timucua Indians lived including how they hunted, what they ate, what they wore and how they created shelter.

  • December’s activity is Timucuan Times.
  • January’s activity is Living Shorelines.
  • February’s activities will take place during Jax AquaFest: Living Shorelines by the National Park Service and Wetlands Enviroscape by TPF.
  • March’s activity will take place during Florida Archeology Month: Timucuan Times.
  • April’s activity will take place during Earth Month: Timucuan Times.
  • May’s activity is Living Shorelines.
Jim Rienhardt (TPF), Daryl Joseph (City of Jax), Corinne Fenner (NPS), Mark Middlebrook (TPF), Barbara Goodman (State of Fla.), John Delaney (Rogers Towers), Michelle Waterman (Fla. State Parks), Chris Hughes (NPS), Bob Hays (TPF)

Exhibition room at MOSH with artwork on walls

Exhibit Sponsors and Supporters

Our sponsors and supporters are the reason this milestone 20th anniversary exhibition for the community is possible. We thank you so very much.

We are grateful to our partner, the Museum of Science & History (MOSH), for generously providing the exhibition space; our video sponsor, the Marco Family Foundation; Scenic Jacksonville for sponsoring the Sense of Place panel; the Nona J. Rawls & H. Taylor Jones Foundation for sponsoring the Sense of Well-Being panel; and Berry & Co. Real Estate for sponsoring the engagement activities.

All contributions to the 20th Anniversary Exhibition help continue our mission to preserve, promote and enhance Jacksonville’s natural areas. Your donation is not only helping to engage our community in celebrating the parks and preserves of Jacksonville, but also has brought this vision to life.

This exhibition is made possible by generous underwriters:

EXHIBITION SPONSORS

Video: Marco Family Foundation, Inc.
Sense of Place panel: Scenic Jacksonville*
Sense of Well-Being panel: Nona J. Rawls & H. Taylor Jones Foundation
Engagement Activities: Berry & Co. Real Estate

Maggie Means
Susan S. Wiles
Zim and Terry Boulos
Catherine Brinton
Cathleen and Kurt Dunkle
Robert Hays
Ross and Jean Krueger
Emily and Larry Lisska
John and Sally Ragsdale
Richard Skinner and Patricia Houlihan
JoAnn Tredennick and Jack Meeks

EXHIBITION SUPPORTERS

Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board
University of North Florida Environmental Center
Akel, Logan & Shafer, P.A.
David and Cynthia Baker
Felicia Boyd and Dan Legett
Susan and Rick Brodeur
Dr. Richard Danford, Jr.
Susan Davis
Thomas and Julia Davis
John Delaney
Joe and Katie Eberly
Rick and Kathy Fitzgerald
Carolyn Jennings, The Write Touch
Ted M. Johnson
Bob, Maria and Garrett Mark
Katie and Dave Mitura
Kathy and Bud Para
Nicky Runnels, Champion Brands
Drs. Todd and Barbara Sharp Sack
Jim Schwarz and Trisha Meili
Shepherd Agency
Will Dickey Photography

*Scenic Jacksonville:

Laura D’Alisera
William “Bill” Bishop
Catherine Brinton
Susan Caven
Terry DeLoach
Leslie Goller
Alicia B. Grant
Murray “Lad” Hawkins, III
Barbara Ketchum
Michael Kirwan
Larry and Emily Lisska
Jim Overton
Leslie Pierpont
Nancy Powell
Good Neighbor M.A.N.I.A.