History

  1. Local Playwrights Forum

    In an effort to serve our local playwrights better, Y-Not Theatre is starting a new program called the Local Playwrights Forum. It is free community gathering held on the First Friday of every month at First Magnitude Brewery. It is chance to share questions, concerns,…

  2. An African American History of Alachua County

    We are honored to welcome author and historian Lizzie P.R.B. Jenkins on Thursday, February 7, 2019, to share about the storied history of African Americans in Alachua County. Attendees must register for free via Eventbrite.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-african-american-history-of-alachua-county-tickets-54427499115). Alachua County’s African American ancestry contributed significantly to the…

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  3. Cypress Gardens: America’s Tropical Wonderland

    When Dick Pope transformed the swampland on the edge of Lake Eloise in Winter Haven into Cypress Gardens, he created an attraction that would become world famous, and in the process, cemented Florida’s reputation as the land of sun and fun. He achieved these feats…

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  4. Oh, Florida!

    To some people, Florida is a paradise; to others, a punch line. As “Oh, Florida!” shows, it’s both of these and, more important, it’s a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It’s a…

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  5. Lessons on the Cost of War

    Schedule – Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. — My Lai Memorial Exhibit opens at the Matheson History Museum 7 p.m.— Screening of film “Winter Soldier;” Q&A with Scott Camil afterwards Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. — Exhibit open 2 p.m. — Panel discussion…

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  6. LAND OF LA CHUA 150 Years!

    Dance Alive National Ballet celebrates its home! Join us! Celebrate Gainesville’s 150th Anniversary! Our town through the ages!  It’s all there, with contributions from the Matheson Museum, artist Margaret Tolbert, poet Lola Haskins, composer Stella Sung, Will McLean’s ‘Black Hat Troubadour’ songs, spokesman Weaver Gaines,…

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  7. Re-Evaluating Women’s Page Journalism in the Post-World War II Era

    The Matheson History Museum is excited to welcome back Kimberly Wilmot Voss to discuss her latest book “Re-Evaluating Women’s Page Journalism in the Post-World War II Era” in celebration of Women’s History Month. “Re-Evaluating Women’s Page Journalism in the Post-World War II Era tells the…

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  8. Cassadaga: Speaking of the Dead

    Author and photographer Gary Monroe was allowed unrestricted access to Cassadaga, the Spiritualist community that was founded in central Florida more than a century ago on the principle of continuous life, the idea that spirits of the dead commune with the living. Though the founders…

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