Boulware Springs Water Works in Southeast Gainesville is a historic and somewhat mysterious building above a natural spring that looks all but forgotten. The white and green building was once used a meeting space, but it is now serves solely as a historic site. There are restrooms for visitors, but it once was part of … Continue reading The University of Florida’s forgotten origins
The Phillips Center for the performing arts on the University of Florida Campus held two live performances of Hansel and Gretel on November 16th & 17th, 2018. Hansel and Gretel is a children’s fairy tale of German origin about a brother and sister that get lost in the woods and are almost eaten by a … Continue reading Hansel and Gretel – The Opera
Twyla Tharp once said, “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Well, for those times when you want to leave but cannot get away, the University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art has exquisite art to escape from reality and become transported into another world. The Harn Museum has more … Continue reading Samuel P. Harn Museum
The Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus is celebrating the 100th anniversary of being named the state’s official natural history museum by the Florida Legislature in 1917. The Museum is made-up of multiple buildings on the University of Florida campus including Dickinson Hall, Powell Hall, the Randell Research Center, and the McGuire … Continue reading Florida Museum Celebrates 100 years!
The University of Florida is home to the largest occupied bat houses in North America. Estimates vary on just how many bats live on campus, from as many as 300,000, to between 100,000 to 200,000, but what is certain is that there are more bats on campus than you will see anywhere else. We went … Continue reading UF Bat Houses – World’s largest occupied bat house!