Press release from Matheson History Museum
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – If you’re on Facebook and you love the history of Florida through photographs, then you have probably heard of the Facebook Group “Florida: A History in Pictures.” Started years ago by Jeff Davies and Mike McGinness, group members are asked to share photos of Florida from when the camera was invented until just before Walt Disney arrived. The group has grown to over 200,000 members today, with photos being shared every day.
In 2022, Jeff and Mike wanted to find a way to thank the group members for their continued support and decided to write a book. Florida: A History in Pictures was published in September and includes photos from historical institutions, including the Matheson History Museum, and personal photos from the group’s members.
The authors will speak at the Matheson History Museum on Saturday, January 14, at 4 p.m.
Parking is available at the Matheson, next door at the law offices of Folds & Walker, and the Alachua County Public Schools District Offices.
Free Registration – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-a-history-in-pictures-tickets-495021291007
Zoom Registration – https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_avwRpxRlQ_OionSsIpS8Lw