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Looking Back to Look Forward: Part 3

Feb

18

Arthur Gerrish Cummer, originally from Morley, Michigan, was born in 1873, the son of Wellington Wilson Cummer and Mary Ada Gerrish.  While attending the University of Michigan, Arthur met Ninah May Holden from Michigan City, Indiana. Born in 1875, she was one of the few women attending the university; she studied languages. After receiving her [...]

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Part 2

Jan

21

The Cummers came from a long line of lumber barons, whose businesses stretched through Canada, Michigan, Virginia, and Florida. Wellington Willson Cummer (1846-1909) relocated the family from Morley, Michigan to Jacksonville, Florida and founded the Cummer Lumber Company in 1896.   They owned a modern sawmill and vast timber tracts in Baker, Alachua and Levy Counties, [...]

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Museum History

Dec

31

On November 11, 1961, Jacksonville residents had their first look at the newly constructed Cummer Museum, built on the site of founders Arthur and Ninah Cummer’s Riverside Avenue home.

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