research requests


Our collections include more than 20,000 historic Florida postcards; 1,500 stereograph cards; and myriad photographs, documents, books and artifacts. Please direct local history research requests to


The Matheson History Museum and the 1867 Matheson House have wheelchair ramps and reserved handicap parking spaces. A cell phone tour is available to all visitors. For more information, please contact the museum directly at 352-378-2280 or by email at

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The Matheson History Museum can be rented for parties and meetings. Please visit the "Contact" page for more information. 

513 E University Avenue Gainesville FL 32601 US
Hours:      11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday

The museum also holds special events at night and on the weekends. Please see our events page for updated information. The Matheson History Museum is free and open to the public (donations are encouraged).

Phone:     (352) 378-2280


Exhibitions & Programs


The Matheson History Museum offers original exhibitions and programs on a variety of topics in local and Florida history. Go to the EVENTS page for the full schedule of current exhibitions and programs. Please follow our Facebook page for updates.