The Alachua County Historical Commission (ACHC) currently has five vacancies, including four regular members and one alternate. County residents with a knowledge of local history are encouraged to apply, and appointments will be made by the County Commission on December 8, 2020. The application deadline is November 15. This deadline was extended from October 5 (those with applications on file will be considered at the December meeting). ACHC meetings are typically held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.
The mission of the ACHC is “to promote, preserve and protect Alachua County’s historic resources.” The 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, and genealogical societies, and other institutions having historical objectives.