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Florida! Florida! Florida!: Presidential Elections

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beginning in 1876 with the contested Hayes-Tildon election through the Bush-Gore battle in 2000 and the Trump-Clinton contest in 2016, Florida has played a crucial role in determining the outcome of presidential elections. Boyd Murphree, Political Papers Archivist for Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries, talks about Florida’s role in some of the nation’s presidential primaries and general elections from 1876 to 2016 and present images illustrating those elections from UF’s large and diverse holdings of presidential election documents, publications, and artifacts.

Registration is required to attend in person at the museum or on Zoom. Parking is available in the museum’s parking lot and on the evenings and weekends next door at the Law Offices of Attorneys Folds & Walker and at the Alachua County Public Schools District Office.

This program accompanies Voices and Votes: Democracy in America opening at the Matheson History Museum on July 20, 2024. Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities. Support for the local exhibition and programming was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

October 16 @ 7:00 pm -
October 16 @ 9:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Boyd Murphree, Political Papers Archivist for Special and Area Studies Collections, University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries
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Event Contact:

Joanna Talbot
(352) 378-2280

Event Venue:

Matheson History Museum
513 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
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Venue Phone:
(352) 378-2280

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