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! From our director, Dixie Neilson: Your well-being and that of our staff is our highest priority. In order to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, the museum will be CLOSED to the public until further notice. Please keep in touch with the Matheson History Museum through our social media pages and website where we will announce any updates to our schedule. Thank you for your understanding and be well.