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July 2022 is the month of museums and cultural centers


Cade Museum press release

The City of Gainesville has declared July 2022 Museums and Cultural Centers Month. The proclamation issued by Mayor Lauren Poe recognizes the vibrant system of world-class museums and cultural centers that the city of Gainesville boasts.

The proclamation states that “Gainesville’s world-class museums and cultural centers not only strengthen ties within the community, but also bring visitors to Gainesville to strengthen the city’s economy…”

In celebration of Gainesville Museums Month, the Gainesville Museums Group (GNVMuseums) is offering prizes to visitors to the A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center, Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, Cotton Club, Florida Museum of Natural History, Harn Museum of Art, Thomas Historic Center, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, and Matheson History Museum.

GNVMuseums is a collaborative partnership established three years ago by the Cade Museum between museums and cultural centers in Gainesville. Through regular meetings, the group reflects on collaborations, learns about upcoming events, seeks and shares advice, and supports each other in programming and exhibitions.

From the Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center fostering appreciation of the African American experience to the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium inspiring us to reach for the stars, Gainesville is teeming with a wide variety of experiences that enhance the lives of residents and visitors alike. Gainesville.

From July 1, 2022 through July 29, 2022, visitors to GNVMuseums member institutions can enter draws to win goodie bags containing exciting prizes collected from each institution – the more museums you visit, the more draws you can enter, and the you are more likely to win! The winners of each weekly raffle will be able to collect their prizes at the Matheson History Museum.

It’s a chance for Gainesville residents to visit their favorite institutions and finally get to the places they’ve wanted to visit. Visitors are encouraged to use the #GNVMuseums hashtag on social media to share their favorite moments from their visits.

Participating establishments:

A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center


Located in the home of influential educator Allen Quinn Jones, exhibits and programs tell the story of Florida education and the civil rights movement.

Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention


Le Cade is an interactive, hands-on science center that encourages visitors to think like an inventor through exhibits, experiments, games and creative challenges.

Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center


The Cotton Club encourages and facilitates understanding and appreciation of the African American experience and resulting African-descended culture, thereby inspiring all of humanity to embrace it.

Florida Museum of Natural History


Through exhibits and hands-on programs, the Florida Museum strives to preserve and share Florida’s biological diversity and cultural heritage.

Harn Art Museum


The Harn uses the power of the visual arts to enrich people’s lives and open conversations about our shared cultural history and contemporary issues through exhibitions, collections, scholarships and programs.

Thomas Historic Center


Built in 1910, this historic Mediterranean Revival-style house is now the setting for contemporary art exhibitions, restored period rooms and historical exhibits.

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium


Planetarium Pla uses state-of-the-art technology to create an immersive experience, with topics ranging from astronomy and ancient cultures to meteorology, geology and even music videos.

Matheson History Museum


The Matheson preserves and interprets the shared history of Gainesville and Alachua County through exhibits and programs held in the museum complex’s four historic buildings.