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. Matheson Antiques, Vintage Floridiana, and Rare Book Sale

    The annual Matheson Antique, Vintage Floridiana, and Rare Book Sale is back! It will be held at the Matheson on Saturday, January 25. The show opens at 9:30am for Museum Members only and 10:30 am for the general public. This event is open to the…

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  5. Crazy Horse – The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy

    Crazy Horse family member Floyd Clown and author William Matson will speak and sign their book “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy.” The Crazy Horse family’s oral history had not been told outside the family for over a century. Now it is ready…

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  6. Joe Knetsch talks WWI and Florida

    American historian and author Joe Knetsch will discuss World War I, Florida, and the Influenza Pandemic of 1917-1921. Join us January 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Headquarters Branch in Meeting Room A to hear what these three things have to do with each other. Joe…

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  7. “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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  8. The Committee

    “The Committee” is set in Gainesville, a sleepy late 1950s Florida university city. Its characters—professors, students, townspeople rich and poor, and politicians—are both typical of such a place and unusual, even bizarre, for the challenges they face and the changes they undergo when their lives…

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