Celebrate more than 1,500 years of history at the Matheson History Museum’s Family FunDay on Sunday, January 25, from 1 to 4 PM. This event will celebrate the Matheson History Museum’s new permanent exhibition entitled Exploring Our Native Heritage which features a 1,500 year-old Timucuan Canoe.
Take a journey into a Timucuan village with a 22-foot by 16-foot mural by local artist and educator Stacy Breheny. Step into the rituals of the Timucuan people with a lesson and performance by Tribal Nature Dance of Williston Florida. Explore the daily lives of Gainesville’s founding families with authentic dress and artifacts from Dudley Farm. Learn about the environment the Timucuan Native Americans called home with informational activities by Alachua Conservation Trust. Explore the story of our local waterways with exhibitions by the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department. Learn about the process of curating the exhibition with commentary by both the Curator, Megan Mosley, and the muralist, Stacy Breheny. Enjoy family friendly activities including face painting, tattoos, arts and crafts. Enter our drawing to win a free educational toy.