GNVMuseums

  1. Union Academy and Friends

    The Matheson History Museum is pleased to welcome back local historian Alfred Awbrey to share his research into the fate of the buildings that once housed Union Academy, Gainesville’s first school for African Americans. Using original archival research, Mr. Awbrey will reveal details about Union…

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  2. Eureka

    Eureka! When an idea evolves into an invention, that idea can change the world. But where do ideas come from? Draw, tinker, prototype, and play as you meet the inventors who transformed history, one idea at a time, and learn how big challenges inspire inventors…

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  3. The Sound of the Sea

    The Matheson History Museum welcomes back journalist and author Cynthia Barnett on Sunday, December 5, to discuss her newest book “The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans.” A book signing will follow her presentation. Proceeds from the sale of books…

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  4. 2021 Holiday Home Tour

    Gainesville’s cherished holiday event is back! On Saturday, December 11th attendees will be able to tour four Victorian homes in Gainesville’s Bed and Breakfast District – 1867 Matheson House, Sweetwater Branch Inn, Laurel Oak Inn, Magnolia Plantation Bed & Breakfast – plus the Matheson History…

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  5. Book Launch for “Local Lives in a Global Pandemic”

    The Matheson History Museum and the Writers Alliance of Gainesville (WAG) are thrilled to see this project come to fruition. On Thursday, December 16 we will launch our book “Local Lives in a Global Pandemic: Stories from North Central Florida.” The anthology was edited by…

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