Orlando City Hall Implosion, October 24, 1991

Orlando’s Lethal Weapon Cat-Tastrophe

On October 24, 1991, the evening of the implosion, nearby office towers hosted exclusive implosion parties, and thousands of people gathered along Orange Avenue and other vantage points outside the six-block safety zone to watch the spectacle.

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History Center – Wells’Built Partnership

A United Arts of Central Florida “Bridging Audiences” grant award supports a new partnership between the Orange County Regional History Center and Orlando’s Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture.

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History Center Partners with Orlando Health

Orlando Health, a historic Central Florida institution, is partnering with the Orange County Regional History Center to present two exhibitions, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code and Orlando Health—100 Years of Caring.

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One Orlando Collection to Document Pulse Tragedy Receives Contigo Grant

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.

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History Center Receives National Honors

The Orange County Regional History Center has received two significant national awards from the American Alliance of Museums for exhibition work related to the impact and legacy of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016.

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Historical Society Honors Dr. E. Ann McGee

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.

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Sun Screens Summer Sunday Matinee Movies

Keep cool with a series of Sunday matinees featuring movies linked to Florida. We’ll supply the popcorn, along with fascinating facts about each film and the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes discussion. There’s nothing like seeing a movie the old-fashioned way: with a group of fellow movie fans.

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Bilingual Heritage Series for Young People

The Orange County Regional History Center continues its “Heritage Series” of bilingual booklets with the February release of a second publication created especially for the many young people who visit the museum and their teachers.

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Todd McLellan at exhibit debut

Meet Creator Todd McLellan at our “Things Come Apart” Opening on February 10. The museum will be open free to the public during regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with talks by McLellan at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.

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Searching for Dr. King

On March 6, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his one and only trip to Orlando to give a speech at Tinker Field. More than 50 years later, the Collections Department at the Orange County Regional History Center is searching through the collections for footage of that historic visit.

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