Alachua County Historical Commission

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The Alachua County Historical Commission is the official county agency concerned with heritage and history. It represents Alachua County in matters pertaining to the history of Alachua County; and provides leadership in advancing the idenification, protection, preservation and interpretation of Alachua County's cultural heritage and history.

The board consists of 11 members, appointed by the County Commission. Members are selected in consideration of the interest of history, cultural lore, the development and the institutions and sites of Alachua County and their interest in participating actively in the preservation and commemoration of the heritage of Alachua County.

For more information and to see a list of the current appointed members of the County Historical Commission, please browse the County Advisory Board website

BoCC directed Historical Commission to research the history of lynchings in our County. Information is here.

In March 2014, the Historical Commission started “3 Minute History Readings” for the BoCC morning meetings on a quarterly basis. The narratives are provided here: