February 9 – March 18, 2016 – FREE
This original exhibition and related programs examine the hidden histories of sites on the Florida Black Heritage Trail in and around Alachua County, ranging from Union Academy to Rosewood.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Please join our curator and archivist, Rebecca Fitzsimmons, for an immersive tour of the “Long Road to Freedom: The Florida Black Heritage Trail” exhibition at 2:30 p.m. The museum will be open from 1-5 pm for visitors to view the exhibition.
The Newberry Six: 100 Years Later
March 10, 2016
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn, who teaches African American Studies at the University of Florida, will shed light on the Newberry Six lynchings. On August 19, 1916, four African American men and two African American women were reportedly lynched or shot to death because of an alleged hog-stealing ring. In 2002 Dr. Hilliard-Nunn held a memorial to honor the victims at the site of the lynchings, which is now known as the Hammocks or Lynch Hammock. There is still no historical marker at the site.
Dr. Hilliard-Nunn will discuss the hidden history of the Newberry Six from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matheson History Museum. This event is free and open to the public.
MATHESON HISTORY MUSEUM
513 E University Avenue Gainesville FL 32601 US
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.
The Matheson History Museum is free and open to the public (donations are encouraged).
Phone: (352) 378-2280 Fax: (352) 378-1246
The Matheson History Museum’s exhibitions and programs are supported in part by funding from Visit Gainesville.