Matheson History Museum Inc.

Matheson History Museum Inc.

Gainesville, FL 32601
Tax ID59-2885199

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About this organization






The Matheson History Museum's mission is to preserve and interpret the history of Gainesville and Alachua County, Florida, and surrounding regions.


The Matheson History Museum is comprised of four buildings: the museum, the Matheson Historic House (Florida Historic Landmark), the library/archives and a tool barn. It is the repository for family histories including the papers of the Matheson family, for whom the museum is named, early records of Gainesville area civic and social clubs, and documentation pertaining to local streets, early area businesses and residents. Collections include the Elmer Bone photograph collection, featuring local subjects from the 1920's to 1950's, an extensive map collection, historic tools and a variety of personal artifacts. The museum offers changing exhibits, lectures and programs related to our mission and serves as an important research facility for writers, scholars and historians.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The non-profit's aim, as indicated in the filing, is “The matheson history museum's mission is to preserve and interpret the history of gainesville and alachua county, florida, and surrounding regions.”.

When referring to its functions, they were specified as: “The matheson history museum's mission is to preserve and interpret the history of gainesville and alachua county, florida, and surrounding regions.”.

  • The non-profit has reported their operating state as FL, as required by law.
  • As stated in the filing, the non-profit's address in 2020 was 513 E UNIVERSITY AVENUE, GAINESVILLE, FL, 32601.
  • The non-profit's form reports a total of 5 employees as of 2020.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Collects art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Does not have foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are between $250,000 and $500,000.
  • Revenue is between $100,000 and $250,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is -$101,968.
  • The remuneration of the CEO of the organization is not determined through an impartial review and approval process.
  • The organization elects its board members.
  • The organization has a written policy that describes how long it will retain documents.
  • The organization has 15 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1987.
  • The organization has a written policy that addresses conflicts of interest.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule O.
  • The organization pays $135,777 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $18,131 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization provides Form 990 to its governing body.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has a written whistleblower policy.
  • The organization has fundraising events.

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