418 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL (across the street from the main museum building).

Located in the historic Gainesville Gospel Tabernacle building, which was built in 1933, it was renovated and restored by the museum in 2016.


By appointment only

The Matheson History Museum collections include more than 20,000 historic Florida postcards, 1,500 stereograph cards, and myriad maps, photographs, documents, books and artifacts. To schedule a research appointment please contact our Executive Director Kaitlyn Hof-Mahoney at director@mathesonmuseum.org or 352-378-2280.


The Library & Archives building has an ADA accessible ramp and bathrooms.

Online Catalog

You can now explore our collections online! What is currently available on the Public Access site is only a small part of our collection, so check back regularly for new additions.

Additional Resources