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Matheson Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of Alachua County, Florida. The Museum complex includes 4 sites: the Matheson Museum, housing the exhibit hall and research library, the Matheson House, the Tison Tool Museum and Sweetwater Park. The Matheson House incorporates Gothic decorative elements in roof finials and an interior stairway. The Museum’s Gift Shop offers a wide variety of merchandise and books relating to local history. In the shop visitors can also find a large collection of antique postcards from nearly all the counties in Florida, hand-colored illustrations from original Harpers’ Weekly pages, tins, bottles and other antiques.

Location: 513 E. University Avenue, Gainesville Florida 32601 Telephone 352-378-2280 Fax 352-378-1246

Other History nearby:
(Starke) Camp Blanding World War II Museum
(Gainesville) Matheson Museum
(Barberville) Pioneer Settlement for Creative Arts
(Barberville) Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts
(Ocala) Silver River Museum
(Volusia) Volusia Museum

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