Love local history? The Alachua County Historical Commission has vacancies

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The Alachua County Historical Commission (ACHC) currently has vacancies, including one alternate member. County residents with a knowledge of local history are encouraged to apply, and appointments will be made by the County Commission in late October. The application deadline is October 5, 2020.

ACHC meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. During COVID-19 emergency, these meetings are held via zoom. When in-person meetings resume, they are held at the County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville).

The Advisory Board works to accomplish the mission, “To promote, preserve and protect Alachua County’s historic resources,” and provides research and recommendations to the Alachua County Commission on matters related to County history. The Historical Commission provides leadership in advancing the identification, protection, preservation, and interpretation of Alachua County’s cultural heritage. They provide historical research and provide documentation as needed for exhibits, educational programs, and pamphlets about County history. They may assist local organizations such as museums, libraries and archives, historical, archaeological, and genealogical societies, and other institutions having historical objectives.

Become A Member

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Complete the online application form online (scroll down to Historical Commission).

For more information about the application process or the Alachua County Historical Commission, contact staff liaison Kathleen Pagan, AICP, Senior Planner, at 352-374-5249 or

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