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Calling all artists (novices welcome)

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

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Tupperware History Harvest

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

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Francis reveals Florida’s unknown past in September 18 talk

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

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Orange County Library Cardholders Now Receive $2 Off Admission to the History Center

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.

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Historical Society honors Orlando trailblazer Isabel Roberts with gravestone

Isabel Roberts (1871-1955) once worked at the right hand of Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed a house that bears her name in Illinois.

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The Ralph Bagley Collection: Illuminating an Art Legend

Memoirs and photos from the estate of longtime Central Florida painter and teacher Ralph L. Bagley reveal a lifetime in the arts and a devoted dad.

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The Future of Field Trips: Making History Accessible

As school field trips to museums decrease across the nation, educators at the History Center are thinking outside the box to bring history to students.

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Celebrating Orange County’s Artistic Heritage

Central Florida has long been home to a thriving community of artists. Now, the “Art Legends of Orange County” project celebrates 50 years of creativity.

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