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Visitors to Date

Mr. Lloyd Washington
President, Durkeeville Historical Society Museum

Mr. Lloyd Washington was born and raised in Jacksonville and has a great love for the Durkeeville neighborhood. He has served on the board of directors of Jacksonville Housing Partnership, the Weed and Seed program and NJCDC. He has also volunteered with the Jacksonville "Paint the Town" program for seven years. He has served as Community President of the Grand Park Community/Youth Association for twelve years. Mr. Washington has been a member of Durkeeville Historical Society for eight years, and served as its president for four years. His Commitment is to preserve and protect the history of Durkeeville.

Ms. Pamela Singleton
Vice-President, Durkeeville Historical Society Museum

Pamela Singleton is a native of New Jersey with deep roots in the Durkeeville community. Her mother and father both grew up in the Durkeeville housing project and Durkee Gardens, and attended Stanton High School. She is the granddaughter of Charlie "Hoss" Singleton, a prominent songwriter and founder of the "April Follies". In 2005, she was introduced to the Durkeeville Historical Society by her father, who was a board member at the time. She developed a passion for the community and its people, and telling the story of this great community. She is a graduate of the State University of New York, and holds a full-time position in the finance industry.

Mr. James Robinson
Historian, Durkeeville Historical Society Museum
University of North Florida, Florida State College at Jacksonville

James Robinson is an adjunct professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville. He currently teaches classes in Florida History, American History, and African-American History at two separate campuses. Mr. Robinson received a B.B.A. in Systems Analysis from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1980, and a Masters of History from the University of North Florida in 2007.

Mr. Robinson joined the Durkeeville Historical Society in 2011 after taking his African-American students on a field trip there. He was captivated by the incredible history of Durkeeville and the wealth of historical information captured in such a compact location.

Ms. Barbara Richardson
Secretary, Durkeeville Historical Society Museum

Barbara Richardson is a Registered Nurse employed at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for 25 years, with a background in intensive care nursing and post-anesthesia care. She has been a volunteer with the Durkeeville Historical Society for seven years, and has served as a Board Member for five years.