“Trailblazers: 150 Years of Alachua County Women”

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States. As a part of that celebration we are opening an original exhibition entitled Trailblazers: 150 Years of Alachua County Women. This exhibition highlights the lives and accomplishments of eleven women from cities throughout Alachua County. We will tell their stories, some for the first time, to call attention to the oft forgotten contributions of women in our history and in the history of Alachua County. While we are unable to call attention to every woman who has made an impact on the county, these eleven women represent various backgrounds, experiences, and fields of work, all of which are significant to the past and present success of Alachua County. The eleven women featured in the exhibition are:

• Sarah Hamilton Matheson
• Sarah Lucretia Robb
• Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
• Marjorie Harris Carr
• Vivian Washington Filer
• Daphne Duval Williams
• Judith Brown
• Margaret Tebeau
• Clara Floyd Gehan
• Mary Etta Cubberly
• Emmaline Buchholz

The Matheson Museum is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.  We shall update this page,  once it’s open again.  Thank you for your patience!


This exhibition will run through February 2021. The Matheson History Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm and admission is free.