The Main Exhibit Hall in the Matheson History Museum and the porch/front lawn of the 1867 Matheson House are available for rentals. We highly recommend you make an appointment to come see the space before you commit to using our facility. If you choose to use our facility we will draw up a contract with additional information for you. Please fill out the form at the bottom to check availability. To schedule an appointment please contact Dixie Neilson at or 352-378-2280.


Non-Profit Event (must present a copy of 501c3 certificate):
$50 per hour, $30 per hour steward fee, no tax = $80 per hour

Private Event:
$100 per hour, $30 per hour steward fee = $130 per hour + all applicable sales taxes

Deposit – $100 to hold the date

Main Exhibit Hall

Seated Dinners, Social Events, Multimedia Presentations

  • Capacity
    • Seated dinner – 100
    • Seated presentation – 150

What is included in the fee?

  • Use of the smaller adjoining Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall
  • Access to the museum’s kitchen
  • Rectangular, white, plastic folding tables
  • Plastic and metal folding chairs
  • Black tablecloths
  • Screen and projector
  • Podium and microphone


Parking is available in the museum’s parking lot on the east side of the building. For weekend and evening events parking is also available at the Alachua County Public Schools District Office and next door at the Law Office of Attorneys Folds & Walker.

The museum and front yard of the 1867 Matheson House are ADA accessible.

Rental Inquiry Form