Opening Reception for Tom Petty Exhibition

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Matheson History Museum

513 East University Avenue

Gainesville, FL 32601

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Join us for a reception as we celebrate the opening of the exhibition "Tom Petty's Gainesville: Where Dreams Began."

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The Matheson History Museum is excited to host this exhibition focusing on the early days of Tom Petty's 40-year history in rock and roll, that all started right here in Gainesville, Florida. The show will include never-before exhibited Petty memorabilia, such as handwritten lyrics to his hit song "Don't Come Around Here No More," instruments and equipment used by Tom's first band, Mudcrutch, as well as personal items his local childhood friends and family have generously shared with us. This first study on Petty launches a new collecting direction for the museum, as we focus on the rich musical history of Gainesville, home to nine musicians who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The exhibition will open on Friday, November 8, with a free reception. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.

  • Matheson Members are invited to join us at 6pm.
  • The general public are invited to join us at 7pm. If you'd like to become a member please visit our website at http://www.mathesonmuseum.org/membership to join online.

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Matheson History Museum

513 East University Avenue

Gainesville, FL 32601

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