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Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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January 2020

Sunshine State Book Festival

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Matheson History Museum, 513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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Kick-Off public reception for the 3-day FREE Sunshine State Book Festival showcasing 75 area authors. Meet authors, speakers, dignitaries. Click… Continue Reading Sunshine State Book Festival

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Matheson Antique, Vintage Floridiana, and Rare Book Sale

old postcard depicting 2 children riding an alligator
January 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Matheson History Museum, 513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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Free – $1

The annual Matheson Antique, Vintage Floridiana, and Rare Book Sale is back! It will be held at the Matheson on… Continue Reading Matheson Antique, Vintage Floridiana, and Rare Book Sale

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“McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida” exhibition

Historic image of the comittee
January 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Matheson History Museum, 513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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Free

The "McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida" exhibition will be located in the Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall and… Continue Reading “McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida” exhibition

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“The Committee” with Author Sterling Watson

Book cover for The Committee a novel by Sterling Watson
January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Matheson History Museum, 513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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"The Committee" is set in Gainesville, a sleepy late 1950s Florida university city. Its characters—professors, students, townspeople rich and poor,… Continue Reading “The Committee” with Author Sterling Watson

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February 2020

Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther

Book cover of Cat Tale by Craig Pittman
February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Matheson History Museum, 513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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The Matheson History Museum is thrilled to welcome back journalist and author, Craig Pittman, to speak at the Matheson about… Continue Reading Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther

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March 2020

Boston Marriages Gone South

Photo of Betty Jean Steinshouer
March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Matheson History Museum, 513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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The Matheson History Museum is excited to welcome Betty Jean Steinshouer to give a presentation entitled “Boston Marriages Gone South,”… Continue Reading Boston Marriages Gone South

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Florida’s Female Pioneers

Peggy Macdonald
March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Matheson History Museum, 513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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We are thrilled to welcome back public historian, author, and former executive director, Dr. Peggy Macdonald, to speak at the… Continue Reading Florida’s Female Pioneers

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April 2020

Florida’s Minority Trailblazers

Susan MacManus
April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Matheson History Museum, 513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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In celebration of the 19th Amendment centennial, which gave women the right to vote, we are honored to welcome professor,… Continue Reading Florida’s Minority Trailblazers

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