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Matheson History Museum Receives Grant For Historic Preservation

By on July 10th, 2015 | Last updated: July 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

The Matheson History Museum received a $300,000 special category grant from the Florida Department of State. The money will go toward renovating the exterior of the building, which will then be opened as a library, archive and community meeting space.

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Mid-Century Home Nominated To Preserve Architectural History

By on April 10th, 2015 | Last updated: April 10, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Mid-century home in Gainesville was nominated to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Gainesville Modern hopes to preserve the great collection of mid-century architecture, like the Cassisi home resting in North Florida.

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Bryant House To Become Historic Resource Center

By on March 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 23, 2015 at 6:04 pm

The Historic Ocala Preservation Society purchased the 120-year-old Bryant House in August 2013 with the goal of turning it into a resource center for historic research. After restoring the exterior and first floor of the Bryant House, the society is taking steps to transform the front parlor and hope to have the room open by summer.

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Annual Battle Re-enactment Highlights History Of Olustee

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

As part of the Annual Olustee Festival, a battle re-enactment highlights what life was like in Olustee, Florida over one hundred years ago. The re-enactment uses authentic materials to create an educational and realistic experience.

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GALLERY: Thousands Gather for 150th Anniversary of Civil War Battle

By on February 18th, 2014 | Last updated: February 18, 2014 at 2:27 pm

The 38th Annual Olustee Battle Re-Enactment took place last weekend in Lake City, Fla.

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In The News: Latvala Raised $130K, SeaWorld’s Business Booms, Puerto Rico Quake Might Mean Tsunami, St. Augustine Digs Deep

By on January 13th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 11:05 am

Chris Latvala now at $130K raised for HD 65 race – SaintPetersBlog – Republican Chris Latvala brought in more than $130,000 in bid for seat surpassing all of his opponents in Florida House District 67 covering much of Northwest Pinellas […]

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Remodeling Scheduled For Kanapaha Park Veterans’ Memorial

By on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 29, 2013 at 4:52 pm

The memorial, in Kanapaha Park at the intersection of Tower Road and Southwest 41st Place, shows U.S. military engagements from the American Revolution to Operation Enduring Freedom, including the Afghanistan War.

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Small town remembers its past

By on June 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm

History buffs in Florida may want to come to Alachua County on Saturday.  The Battle of Micanopy’s 176th Commemoration event in the historic town of Micanopy is taking place. This year’s event memorial will be unlike all the others.    

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David Colburn shares his goals for the Bob Graham Center at UF

By on May 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

Former University of Florida Provost and distinguished historian and commentator on  Florida politics, Professor David R. Colburn has been appointed interim director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service on the UF campus. The Center provides a wide variety of lectures, […]

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