A Hidden Treasure Located in the heart of historic downtown Gainesville, the Matheson History Museum is home to the 1867 Matheson House, permanent and temporary exhibits on Alachua County and Florida history, and a local history library and archives filled with resources for the researcher and the curious alike. Throughout the year we host a variety of programs on local and Florida history. We invite you to join us! We are closed today, Thursday, June 17th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The museum will re-open for regular hours tomorrow at 1pm.