History

  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. 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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  3. 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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