History

  1. The Missing Pieces

    The Missing Pieces – Black History Lecture Series   Sundays at the AQJ (A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center) is a series of cultural happenings and events designed to educate and empower the community through history and culture. Free. Seating is limited. Please RSVP…

  2. Coffee & Conversation

    Sundays at the AQJ: Coffee & Conversation   Sundays at the AQJ (A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center) is a series of cultural happenings and events designed to educate and empower the community through history and culture. Coffee & Conversation (free) ***Seating is limited….

  3. Living History Days

    C’mon home to the Living History Farm and experience a time when the 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…

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  4. “McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida” exhibition

    The “McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida” exhibition will be located in the Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall and is the first Matheson exhibition to focus on local LGBTQ+ history. In 1956, State Senator Charley Eugene Johns created the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee. Better…

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  5. Reception for “McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida”

    Join us at the museum as we honor the Matheson’s newest exhibition “McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida.” Light refreshments will be served. In 1956, State Senator Charley Eugene Johns created the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee. Better known as the Johns Committee, it tried…

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  6. Boston Marriages Gone South

    We are excited to welcome Betty Jean Steinshouer to the Matheson to give a presentation entitled “Boston Marriages Gone South,” which explores the lives of four same-sex couples who traveled to Florida together in the 19th and 20th centuries, long before marriage equality: Sarah Orne…

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  7. Florida’s Female Pioneers

    We are thrilled to welcome back public historian, author, and former executive director, Dr. Peggy Macdonald, to speak at the Matheson about “Florida’s Female Pioneers.” A book signing will follow her presentation. In this presentation Dr. Macdonald examines some of the women who have shaped…

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  8. Florida Museum, UF geological sciences department host ‘Can You Dig It?’ March 14

    Dig into geology and discover the Earth at your feet during this free, fun-for-all-ages geology event! Presented in partnership with the University of Florida department of geological sciences and the Gainesville Gem and Mineral Society, enjoy hands-on activities on March 14 from 10 a.m. to…

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