Rentals

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 dixneilson@mathesonmuseum.org or 352-378-2280.

Featured Image (above): 2018 Founding Families gala, courtesy of Red Hot Pepper Studio

Rates

Non-Profit Event:

Deposit – $100
$80 per hour, $20 per hour steward fee, no tax = $100 per hour

Private Event:

Deposit – $150
$100 per hour, $25 per hour steward fee = $125 per hour + all applicable sales taxes

Main Exhibit Hall

Lectures and Presentations, Seated Dinners, Receptions, and Social Events

Capacity:

Seated Dinner – 100

Seated Presentation – 150

Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall

Receptions, Meetings, Discussion Groups, Seminars and Lectures

Capacity – 75

What is included in the fee?

  • Access to the museum’s kitchen
  • 8-foot tables (10 available)
  • 6-foot tables (5 available)
  • Folding chairs
  • Black tablecloths
  • Screen and projector
  • Podium and microphone

Parking

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