Friday, December 4, 2009
Norman Studios Silent Film Museum
Due to the significance of this film studio to Black History and Film Production History in Jacksonville, a restoration of this studio began in 2002 led by community activist Ann Burt and City Councilman Lake Ray. In the summer of 2008, the City of Jacksonville allocated $685,000 to revitalize four of the five buildings. Long term plans include the purchase of the final building of the studio, a complete restoration of the property, a silent film museum and events like film-related workshops, field trips for local schools and summer camp programs.
More information is available at their new website: Norman Studios Silent Film Museum