Learning

  1. 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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  2. “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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  3. Beginner Swing Dancing Class

    JANUARY CLASSES: This month we begin a new series of Beginner Swing Dancing dance classes! JANUARY SCHEDULE: Wed Jan 8: Beginner & Int Swing class #1 Wed Jan 15: Beginner & Int Swing class #2 Wed Jan 22: Beginner & Int Swing class #3 Wed…

  4. 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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  5. HESCAH Lecture: The Anxiety of Disruption: Women Artists and Creativity

    “The Anxiety of Disruption: Women Artists and Creativity” Speaker: Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts This lecture inaugurates the series “Art’s Inclusive Histories: In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.” For Spring 2020, HESCAH commemorates the centennial by featuring…

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  6. AnArtists Free Art Workshop for all adults no experience necessary!

    Every first Tuesday of the month, AnArtists, a volunteer group which advocates that doing art is healthy for everyone, offers a free workshop for all adults (no Experience Necessary) 2401 SW Archer Road at UF HealthStreet. Plenty of free parking on site. We invite local…

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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. STORY:GNV Conference 2020

    STORY:GNV is Gainesville’s first conference designed to build our community through capitalizing on the power of stories to improve the way we grow ourselves, connect with others and conduct business. Storytelling is a powerful tool for growth and its potential for great impact is resonant…

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