Upcoming Events: Retro Game Night, Plastics Unwrapped, and more...
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The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum also offers visiting exhibitions and a wide range of programs for families, children, and adults.
Around the museum
- 30 DecRead more
Show off your creativity and passion for recycling through an art installation in Heritage Square Park. Proposals due January 18, 2017. The History Center is calling for proposals for artists to create “plarn bombing” installations with recycled plastics around the cypress trees in Heritage Square Park in front of the
- 23 DecRead more
Saturday, January 21, 1 – 3 p.m. In preparation for our upcoming exhibit, Plastics Unwrapped, the History Center invites you to donate to our Tupperware collection drive. Once dubbed “the nicest thing that could happen to your kitchen,” Tupperware plays a significant role in Central Florida’s history. We are looking
- 19 SepRead more
Speaking to an overflow crowd at the Orlando Public Library, historian J. Michael Francis explored the many myths that dominate popular perceptions about the Spanish colonization of Florida. His talk on Sunday, September 18, also highlighted the fascinating work Francis and his students pursue as they uncover the truth about
- 01 JunRead more
Beginning June 1, Orange County Library System cardholders will receive $2 off admission to the Orange County Regional History Center when they present a library card in good standing.
- 16 MarRead more
Isabel Roberts (1871-1955) once worked at the right hand of Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed a house that bears her name in Illinois.
What our visitors are saying about their experience
I want to thank the staff at the History Center for my daughter’s experience this summer [at camp]. Every staff member has been kind, talented and prepared – and helped nurture my daughter’s love of invention and creation. She deeply enjoyed the program. Thank you!Ximena Cordova Palma
I just have to tell you what a spectacular time our classes had today! The kids talked about it all afternoon, and all of our teachers raved about it! How early is too early to book for next year?Teacher Judy Lindquist, Andover Elementary School
The exhibits were interesting and well put together. I particularly enjoyed all the information about Florida’s citrus industry. Exhibits focusing on tourism were a close second favorite. Staff was helpful, and we enjoyed the optional audio tour.Halee Pearl
Great local museum! Took our daughter when she was 3 and she loved it. She asked to go back and at 5 she loved it even more! If you live in central Florida, or are visiting, you really need to check it out!Joanna Bond