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! Due to isolated flooding and water damage from Hurricane Irma the museum will remained closed through Saturday, September 16. The Library & Archives will reopen on Monday, September 18, and the museum will reopen on Saturday, September 23, for the Antique, Vintage Floridiana, and Rare Book Sale. We apologize for the inconvenience.