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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
- 24 JunRead more
This year, the Weavers of Orlando—a regional guild of fiber artists—turns 75 years old. Members of the Weavers have met every month since the guild’s founding in 1942, during the World War II years.
- 31 JanRead more
In honor of Black History Month, the History Center is proud to present Celebrating African American Inventors & Innovators, a collection of 32 brief biographies.
- 26 JanRead more
First housed in an airplane hanger in Orlando, Tupperware headquarters moved in 1953 to a thousand acres in Osceola County next to Gatorland. Central Florida drew Tupperware salespeople for training and was home to the company’s Jubilee, an annual sales convention and celebration.
- 26 JanRead more
The Orange County Regional History Center’s latest limited-run exhibition, Plastics Unwrapped, explores one of the 20th century’s most-debated inventions: the synthetic polymers we call plastics.
- 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.
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