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Opening Reception for “Tom Petty’s Gainesville” Exhibition
November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Matheson History Museum is excited to host this exhibition focusing on the early days of Tom Petty’s 40-year history in rock and roll, that all started right here in Gainesville, Florida. The show will include never-before exhibited Petty memorabilia, such as handwritten lyrics to his hit song “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” instruments and equipment used by Tom’s first band, Mudcrutch, as well as personal items his local childhood friends and family have generously shared with us. This first study on Petty launches a new collecting direction for the museum, as we focus on the rich musical history of Gainesville, home to nine musicians who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The exhibition will open on Friday, November 8, with a free reception. Matheson members are invited to join us at 6pm and the general public at 7pm to tour the exhibition. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. All attendees are asked to RSVP via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-for-tom-petty-exhibition-tickets-79201520881.