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Hometown Teams: Florida Sports History

Event Date:

November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm


Matheson History Museum
513 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601


Peggy Macdonald

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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