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Fiction from the Florida Frontier

September 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ride south until the sawgrass

Join the Matheson in-person on Saturday, September 4 to hear author James Chapin share from his debut novel “Ride South Until the Sawgrass.” Chapin will tailor his reading to materials inside the Matheson History Museum, creating a conversation between literature and history.

For the safety of staff and attendees, capacity will be limited to 50 people and masks are required. Admission is free but registration is required: A virtual option via Zoom is available for those who cannot attend in person:

Set during the tumultuous years of the Florida Territory’s Second Seminole War and early statehood, “Ride South Until the Sawgrass” follows the Primrose and Quinto families. Told through four tales, the lives of the two families cross, separate, and inevitably intertwine. Writer Ben Montgomery (“A Shot in the Moonlight”) said “Ride South Until the Sawgrass” “lands among the best fiction writing inspired by rugged old Florida.”


September 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Matheson History Museum
513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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