Exhibitions & Events

Imagining Florida: History & Myth in the Sunshine State

Nov. 13, 2018 – Mar. 24, 2019
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton, FL

This stunning exhibition is a major anthology of art made in and inspired by Florida and its people, places, flora, and fauna.

On the Steps of History: Florida’s Inaugurations

Dec 4, 2018 – Mar 10, 2019
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Tallahassee, FL

This exhibition showcases the pomp and prestige of Florida’s historic inaugurations featuring artifacts, photographs, and film footage from private and public collections.

Lay of the Land: The Art of Florida's Cattle Culture

Dec 11, 2018 – Apr 14, 2019
Albin Polasek Museum
Winter Park, FL

Explore this exhibit focusing on the art of the cowmen and women unique to Florida, who have historically been called “crackers” or “cowboys.”

Crossroads: Change in Rural America, Live Oak, FL

Dec 15, 2018 – Jan 26, 2019
Live Oak Public Library
Live Oak, FL

Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.

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Hometown Teams: Florida Sports History

Event Date:

November 8 @ 6:00 pm

Venue:

Matheson History Museum
513 East University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601

Organizer:

Peggy Macdonald
352-378-2280
director@mathesonmuseum.org

Program Description:

Sports offer a window into Florida’s social and political life and provide a source of pride for localities large and small throughout the state. This presentation examines the history of sport in Florida and places it at the foreground of racial and gender issues in the state. It also examines the rise of sports as big business, and how millions of Floridians tie their identity to their local team. This presentation also focuses on the fun aspects of Florida sports- from participation to spectators – from Super Bowl to pickleball. Parking is available at the Matheson History Museum. Additional parking is available at the Law Offices of Folds & Walker and at the Alachua County Public Schools District Office.

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