History

  1. Historic Park Tour

    Join us and discover an authentic working farm owned by the Dudleys from post Civil War to mid-1940s.  Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, farm animals, gardens and local history.

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  2. Plowing Up the Past

    Join us at Dudley Farm and see how fields were plowed for spring plantings. The antique tractors are a display of farming equipment and a way of life circa 1930’s and 1940’s, a reflection of rural American history.  Observe participants work the land plowing and…

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  3. 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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  4. Thomas Center Associates Annual Spring Promenade

    Spring Promenade is a walking/driving tour of homes in the historic Duckpond neighborhood that surrounds the Thomas Center and Gardens. This year, see how families are making homes “new” again. Tour the newly renovated east entrance to the City Office Building that was once the…

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  5. The Cuban American Dream

    The Cuban American Dream will be on display from March 27 – April 1 and is curated by Margarita Vargas-Betancourt with assistance from Alexis Baldacci. It features hist…orical and personal documents, photographs, and artifacts from the Smathers Libraries Special and Area Studies Collections. The Smathers…

  6. 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…

  7. Living History Saturday (4/1)

    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…

  8. Living History Saturday (3/4)

    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…