Membership

We are a museum created by and for the Alachua County community. As a member, you are a stakeholder in the preservation of our collective history and assist us in sharing it with the greater region.

What does your membership support?

All members enjoy:

  • Continued care of our four historic buildings
  • Permanent and temporary exhibits
  • Collections care
  • Expanded programs
  • Members-only events
  • 20% discount in the museum gift shop
  • “The Telegram” e-newsletter

All memberships purchased prior to October 1 will be valid through January 1. Memberships purchased after October 1 will roll over to January 1 of the next year, giving you up to three additional months of membership for free. For example, if you purchase your membership on August 1, 2021, your membership will be valid through January 1, 2022. If you purchase your membership on October 31, 2021, it will be valid until January 1, 2023.

Sustainer Payment Plan

  • Give monthly at any amount ($5 minimum)
  • You can register for an automatic monthly donation through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account in order to participate.
  • Submit the membership form below and then choose either the blue or yellow button. When you reach the PayPal donation page enter the amount you would like to donate monthly and click the button next to “Make this a monthly donation.”

Annual Payment Plan

Student – $20

Senior Individual – $25

Individual – $35

Family $40

Historian – $100

Heritage Circle – $250

1867 Society – $500

Lifetime – $1,000

Membership Form


Note: You will use PayPal to check out but you do not need a PayPal account in order to pay with your credit/debit card.

Pay by check: Please mail your check to 513 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601. Be sure to write “membership” on the subject line.


The Matheson History Museum is a 501(C)(3) independent, non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.
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