The Historical Society of Central Florida will present its 2018 Donald A. Cheney Award to James W. “Chief” Wilson on Tuesday, October 30. Wilson was the legendary band director at Orlando’s Jones High School from the years 1950 to 1990.
For our latest exhibition from the Smithsonian, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, we worked with five Central Floridians to research their family histories through genealogy and DNA tests.
Admission to the Orange County Regional History Center will be free to all from Monday, October 8, through Sunday, October 14, to coincide with Orlando’s annual Come Out with Pride festival.
The Historical Society of Central Florida received a $30,972 award from the Contingo Fund, a division of Our Fund Foundation, for the History Center’s work on the One Orlando Collection Initiative to collect and conserve memorial items related to the Pulse nightclub mass shooting.
The Historical Society of Central Florida will present the John Young History Maker Award to Dr. E. Ann McGee, president of Seminole State College. The award is given each year to a Central Floridian whose lifetime of achievement has made a historic impact on the community.