The Matheson History Museum will be participating in Sarah’s Sweetwater Freeway Loop Festival on Sunday.
Events at the Matheson – which feature an open house, guided tour and film screening – begin at 2 p.m. and are free to the public.
Sarah’s Sweetwater Greenway Loop Festival starts Thursday and will continue through Sunday. The events highlight local experts and speakers who will offer lectures and guided tours of their neighborhood landmarks with food, music, and family-friendly games sprinkled all over downtown Gainesville.
Festival attendees can participate in a 5k Fun Run, a cycling tour, and a scavenger hunt that will enter them into a raffle for checking in at each neighborhood. A schedule of the five-day festival can be found by clicking here.
Sarah’s Sweetwater Greenway Loop Festival is a local celebration of Gainesville’s unique artistic, environmental, and civic heritage and an acknowledgment of the need for greater collaboration throughout our historic neighborhoods.
Sunday schedule at the Matheson:
- 2-7 p.m. — Open House at the Matheson History Museum (513 E. University Ave). View our current exhibitions, We’re Tired of Asking: Black Thursday and Civil Rights at the University of Florida and Return to Forever: Gainesville’s Great Southern Music Hall. Light refreshments will be served.
- 2-6 p.m. — Open House at the Matheson History Museum (513 E. University Ave) and Historic Matheson House (528 SE 1st Ave). Tour the third oldest home in the Gainesville area and learn about the Matheson family and other early settlers of Alachua County.
- 4 p.m. — Guided tour of the Matheson Library and Archives (418 E. University Ave). Learn about the collections of the Matheson, including local yearbooks, historic postcards, records of local businesses, and more!
- 7 p.m. — Screening of the film “Sarah’s Place” at the Matheson History Museum (513 E. University Ave.)
For general inquiries about the festival, email: email@example.com or check out their festival’s website by clicking here.