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.
The Board of United Arts of Central Florida announces its Operating Support Grants for 2018 to 37 Central Florida nonprofit cultural institutions, including $27,400 to the History Center.
Recently the finale of our History in a Glass series put the spotlight on Orlando’s path to its well-known nickname, the City Beautiful, as told by the History Center’s chief curator, Pamela Schwartz who cited a recent Brechner Series presentation by our historian, Adam Ware.
Wittenstein's longtime community service included membership on the board of the Orange County Historical Society (now the Historical Society of Central Florida).