On Dec. 29, 1894, Central Florida felt the first wallop in the one-two punch of cold that came to be called the Great Freeze of 1894-1895. After the Great Freeze, growers reported 21,737 acres planted in citrus and not one box produced.
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.
In the fall of 2017, more than 60 students from the Orange County Public Schools’ Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) participated in History Center’s inaugural Highwaymen Kids Art Competition and Exhibition.
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.