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Under The Oaks Jam at The Mandarin Winter Celebration December 1st

Saturday, December 1st at 2:00pm  

Walter Jones Historical Park, 11964 Mandarin Road Mandarin, FL 32223 (904) 268-0784

Ticket Details:

Age Limit:
All Ages

Special Note: For December Only, the jam is moved to Saturday, December 1st from 2pm-3:30pm!

Live music

 Mandarin youth musician Miquel Huertes, violin, strolling the park

 11:30 – 12:00: Camille and Camiya Ferron, MMHS volunteers and vocalists, on the front porch of Mandarin Museum

 12:00 – 1:00: Mrs. Kate Carpenter, original and interactive children’s songs, in the Schoolhouse

 1:00 – 2:00: Al Poindexter, North Florida Folk Network member with Florida stories through original songs, on the front porch of the Mandarin Museum

 2:00 – 3:30: “Under the Oaks” acoustic music jam in the front yard of Museum


 The Webb/Jones Farmhouse, the 1898 St. Joseph’s Mission Schoolhouse for African-American Children, the 1876 barn and Losco Winery will all be open for tours.

 “A Soldier’s Story” exhibit on display in the museum. This special exhibition about Pvt. Marion Losco, a Loretto/Mandarin resident that served in World War I and died in France in 1918, features objects and letters that belonged to Pvt. Losco as well as a full WWI uniform.

 Meet and talk with Dr. Keith Holland and other Maple Leaf divers who recovered precious Civil War artifacts from the National Historic Landmark shipwreck in the St. Johns River. The book about Maple Leaf will be available and the divers are happy to sign copies.

 Two children’s book authors from Mandarin will be present. Jane Wood will be in the museum from 11 am – 1 pm to sell and autograph her book Trouble on the St. Johns River; and June Weltman will be present from 1 – 3 pm to sell and autograph her book Mystery of the Missing Candlestick.

 Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11 am – 3 pm

 horse-drawn hayrides by Jacksonville Carriage

 face painting by the Gator Clowns

 Historic reenactors: Spanish period; Fort Mose (first free black settlement in US); Union and Confederate soldiers; Union Navy; Golden Teacup Society (Civil War-era civilian women)

 demonstrations of bridge playing, weaving, and quilting

 nature crafts and rock painting for kids

 old fashioned games


 antique cars

 First Coast Plein Aire Painters will be painting Walter Jones Historic Park scenes all day long

 Mike Barwald from Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery, answering all your citrus question

 Eugene Francis from Friends of Augusta Savage (renowned African-American artist from Green Cove Springs)

 Non-profits sharing information and opportunities: Mandarin Garden Club, UF Extension Office, Mandarin Community Club, Orange Park Historical Society, Stetson Kennedy Foundation and Greenscape of Jacksonville

 Food vendors: Chunky Tomato, What’s Smokin’ BBQ, The Poppin Box