Discover the Fascinating History of Alachua County and Gainesville

Can you answer these questions?

Was Alachua County formed before Florida became a state?  Where was gold discovered in Alachua County and when?  Were there two totally unrelated Native American tribes in Alachua County?  La Chua Ranch was on the Alachua Savannah (now Paynes Prairie) for how many years?  Did the University of Florida exist before being placed in Gainesville?  If so, where? 

Dr. Mark V. Barrow, Sr., MD, one of the founders of the Matheson History Museum, and author of A Penny for Your Thoughts: an Album of Historic Postcards of Alachua County, will share his vast knowledge of the history of Alachua County and Gainesville, answer these questions, and much more!

What:  Discover the Fascinating History of Alachua County and Gainesville

Where:  Waldo Branch Library (Program will be held in the Yerkes Center, historic church next door to library)

When:  Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m. 

 

Posted by KerryD on June 7, 2018