Gators and Beyond: A Sports History of Alachua County
From the earliest days of the East Florida Seminary up to today when the Gators dominate, sports have always been part of the fabric of Alachua County. However, there is more to the story than just the University of Florida. Gators and Beyond examines lesser known sports teams like the G-Men baseball team and the Fighting Terriers of Lincoln High School alongside stories like the first female cheerleader at UF. This exhibit was made possible by a gift from Rick and Barbara Anderson.
Be sure to join us on Thursday, August 23 at 6pm for the opening reception! Barbara Anderson will be in attendance and will be sharing about why this exhibition is so meaningful for her. Matheson curator Kaitlyn Hof-Mahoney and Matheson director Peggy Macdonald will also speak about highlights from the exhibition and the museum's ongoing campaign to collect local sports artifacts and memorabilia. Special guests will include representatives of the Lincoln and Mebane High School football teams, the son of UF’s first female cheerleader, a collector of Gainesville G-Men memorabilia and local sports scholar Fred Awbrey. Don't miss it!
August 8, 2018 -February 16, 2019
513 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601