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! Thanksgiving Hours: Closed 11/23 – 11/25, Thursday-Saturday. The Library & Archives will reopen on Monday (11/27) and the Museum on Tuesday (11/28) for regular hours.