The Alachua County Historical Commission (ACHC) will soon have three Citizen-at-Large vacancies. County residents with a knowledge of local history are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is April 12, 2021. Those persons with recent applications on file will be considered. ACHC meetings are typically held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. At this time, in-person quorums are required, so new applicants should be able to attend in person.
The mission of the ACHC is “to promote, preserve and protect Alachua County’s historic resources.” The Advisory Board 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, genealogical societies, and other institutions with historical objectives.