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.
Visitors to the Orange County Regional History Center on December 10 have an opportunity to meet original Highwaymen painters and see their work, as well as paintings by young artists inspired by the Florida legends.
November 28, 2017 is Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity for nonprofits around the world. Donations to the Historical Society of Central Florida can make a real difference in our community.
Wittenstein's longtime community service included membership on the board of the Orange County Historical Society (now the Historical Society of Central Florida).
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Regional History Center is celebrating centuries of Hispanic influence, history, and culture in Florida with a new publication.
A new limited-run exhibition, Leaving Vietnam: Building a New Life in Central Florida, is on display at the Orange County Regional History Center through November 5.
Named in honor of the late Joseph L. Brechner, an award-winning journalist, community leader, and freedom-of-information advocate, this new series of speaker programs focuses on the media in Florida’s history.
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.
The History Center has created Celebrating African American Inventors & Innovators, a collection of 32 brief biographies. We hope their stories inspire you to learn more about African American innovators throughout history.
In 1953 Tupperware headquarters moved to 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.