Welcome to the Historic Thomas Center
What was once a private residence and hotel is now a cultural events center for the community and surrounding areas of Gainesville, Florida. This Mediterranean Revival-style building is the settling for contemporary art exhibitions multiple restored period rooms and numerous historical exhibits. Its meeting rooms and performance spaces have become sought-after venues for weddings, conferences, and social events. The Thomas Center provides a versatile space which contributes to the cultural, civic and social life of Gainesville. The Thomas Center is available for bookings for events with limited attendance.


Between Heaven & Earth: The Paintings of Alyne Harris

The exhibition features 200 paintings by Gainesville native Alyne Harris, who paints to express both her lived experiences and her profound spiritual life.

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Sometime in 1969, at age 60, Eddy Gallimore Mumma decided to paint. Learn more about this important collection of sixty-seven paintings.