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Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Florida Museum

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, May 31, 2019
1. Florida Museum Marker
Inscription.  The Florida Museum traces its roots to the 1890s at Florida Agricultural College in Lake City. In 1906, the collections moved to the UF campus in Gainesville. On May 30, 1917, the Florida State Museum became the state's official natural history museum and Florida's first state-legislated cultural institution. To more accurately reflect its mission, in 1988 the name was changed to the Florida Museum of Natural History. With extensive collections and research in archaeology, biology, ethnography and paleontology, it has become one of the nation's top museums. Museum scientists teach, develop exhibits and programs and conduct research focused on world issues, including biodiversity, climate change, invasive species, water and air quality, cultural heritage and change, and public understanding of science.
 
Erected 2016 by University of Florida.
 
Location. 29° 38.17′ N, 82° 22.19′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker can be reached from Hull Road 0.2 miles east of Southwest 34th Street (State Road
Florida Museum Marker and Museum of Natural History image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 31, 2019
2. Florida Museum Marker and Museum of Natural History
121), on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in front of the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville FL 32611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Timucua Burial Mound/Timucua People (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gatorade's Birthplace (approx. 1 miles away); Health Professions Pioneer (approx. 1 miles away); George T. Harrell (approx. 1.6 miles away); Florida 4-H (approx. 1.7 miles away); IFAS (approx. 1.7 miles away); Florida Extension (approx. 1.8 miles away); Robert Marston Science Library (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Also see . . .  Florida Museum. University of Florida (Submitted on June 5, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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