Publications

One of the many ways that Matheson staff works to share Alachua County’s history with the community is through articles in local and regional publications.

Books

Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment by Peggy Macdonald, University of Florida Press, 2014

Florida Revealed blog – Joanna Grey Talbot

Florida Revealed: Dispatches from the Land of Publix, Citrus, and Alligators

Gainesville Magazine – Peggy Macdonald

Though Closed for 30 Years, Silverman’s Legacy Lives On – October 2018

Home and Garden: Natural Beauty – August 2018

Back to School, Old Gainesville Style – August 2018

Old-fashioned Gainesville swimming holes – June 2018

What’s in a name? You might be surprised – April 2018

Lincoln High School: Paying tribute to a community treasure – February 2018

What the lions saw – December 2017

Saved by the bell: Piecing together the puzzle of a historic downtown church – August 2017

Built to last: Putting old buildings to new use in downtown Gainesville – June 2017

We’re still gator-crazy after all these years – April 2017

Melting Pot Undergoing Another Metamorphosis – February 2017

University Avenue then and now: Reflecting on more than a century of change – February 2017

Alachua County’s springs cherished for healing properties – December 2016

Changes in Nursing Mirror Changes in Society – November 2016

Nostalgia on a plate: Gainesvillians recall their favorite soul food dishes from Mom’s Kitchen – August 2016

Beating the heat: Ice factories and ice cream in old Gainesville – June 2016

How Gainesville became an incubator for the women’s liberation movement – April 2016

Old Joe’s secret: What lies beneath the 1885 courthouse? – April 2016

Newberry Lynchings Near 100-Year Anniversary – March 2016

Sarah Matheson’s Christmas newsletters share a message of hope in changing times – November 2015

Before the Gym: When nature was what the doctor ordered – October 2015

We are the boys (& girls) of Old Florida – July 2015

Greetings from Gainesville: Postcards tell the story of the city’s tourist heyday – June 2015

HOME Magazine Gainesville – Joanna Grey Talbot

The History of Alachua County’s Jewish Community – August/September 2018

Names That Bring the Past Alive – February/March 2018

Guide to Greater Gainesville – Joanna Grey Talbot

History of Alachua County – 2018

Alachua County: Rich in History – 2017

Our Town Magazine – Peggy Macdonald

Bill Bryson: One of Gainesville’s Most Revered Cultural Figures Looks to Supercharge Downtown’s Musical Magnetism – September/October 2018

Sweetwater Branch Inn: Victorian Splendor in Historic Downtown Gainesville – May/June 2018

A Tribute to Tommy: Mural artist Blake Harrison pays respect to Tom Petty – May/June 2018

Jean Chalmers: Model, Activist, Mayor, Leader – March/April 2018

Florida’s Space Legacy: Preserving historic space exploration sites before they vanish – May/June 2017

Sacred Waters – January/February 2017

Haile Holidays: Historic Haile Homestead celebrates Christmas the old fashioned way – November/December 2016

Is it in you? The 50 Year Anniversary of Dr. Robert Cade’s Invention of Gatorade – July/August 2016

Lost Springs: Artists Capture the Beauty of the Ocklawaha’s Flooded Springs – May/June 2016

Forgotten Industries: Gone are the Days of the Tung Blossom Queen – March/April 2016

Racing the Dawn: A History of Gainesville Area Rowing at Newnans Lake, or Lake Pithlachoco – January/February 2016

Robb House: Paying tribute to Alachua County’s first female doctorSeptember/October 2015

Downtown Battlefield: One of Gainesville’s Best-Kept Secrets is a Civil War Battlefield in the Heart of Downtown – July/August 2015

Senior Times Magazine – Peggy Macdonald

Hidden Herstory: Women Pioneers at the University of Florida – March 2018

Rare, Beautiful and Fascinating: The Florida Museum of Natural History celebrates 100 years – April 2017

Growing up Crom: The Legacy of a Unique Family of Artists and Artisans – September 2016

Portal to the Past: Dudley Farm’s Annual Quilt Day Offers a Taste of Old Florida – September 2016

Honoring Women Leaders: The Friends of Susan B. Anthony Celebrate Women’s Equality Day 2016 – August 2016

“I Enjoy Living”: Centenarian Tilden Counts Booth Remembers Old Gainesville – August 2016

Women Uncorked: Gainesville Woman’s Club Celebrates Over a Century of Service to the Community – July 2016

Bringing the Past to Life: David Jones Helps Students Understand Why History Matters – May 2016

All in the Family: How the Father-Son and Mother-Daughter Bond Shaped Five Community Leaders – April 2016

An Invisible Line: Remember Paradise Park – February 2016