History

  1. River of Dreams: The St. Johns and its Springs

    The Matheson History Museum’s new exhibition, “River of Dreams: The St. Johns and Its Springs,” runs from January 21 to June 24, 2017. This original exhibition examines Floridians’ past, present and future relationship with the St. Johns River and its springs. The exhibition and all…

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  2. Living History Saturday (5/6)

    C’mon home to the Living History Farm and experience a time when a rooster’s crow and the rising sun, not an alarm clock, welcomed a new day! During Living History Days, interpreters portray day-to-day life on an 1870 Florida farm. Step back in time, enjoy…

  3. River of Lakes: A Journey on the St. Johns River

    River of Lakes: A Journey on the St. Johns River Saturday, April 29 4pm FREE Florida Book Award-winning author Bill Belleville gives a multimedia presentation about his book, “River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida’s St. Johns River. “First explored by naturalist William Bartram in…

  4. Magnesia Springs in Alachua County

    Magnesia Springs in Alachua County, Florida: Then and Now Saturday, May 13 2pm FREE Robert F. Moore, a fourth generation Hawthorne resident and member of the Alachua County Historical Commission and President of the Hawthorne Area Historical Society, will discuss his new book, “Magnesia Springs…

  5. Speed Science: Night at the Museum

    Speed date a science subject! Join the Florida Museum for an evening of science and snacks May 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. At “Speed Science: Night at the Museum,” guests may ask scientists one-on-one their most burning questions. Pre-registration is required and participants must…

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