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The History Center will be closed starting Monday, March 16

The Orange County Regional History Center is closed as of March 16 in the interest of the safety and well-being of our guests and staff due to the potential threat of COVID-19. All museum events are canceled until further notice. The Brechner Series lecture about Rosewood, scouting programs, and the John Young History Maker Celebration will be re-scheduled. The Central Florida History 101 series will also be resumed at future date. Please check this page for updates. For more information from Orange County, click here.

Connect with the History Center at home! On this page, you will find resources and activities for families and adults for learning opportunities and fun. Keep checking back as new content will be added frequently.

Update March 18, 2020
While the History Center is closed to the public for the safety of our guests and staff, we remain dedicated to serving as a resource for community engagement and learning. During this time, our staff will continue to care for artifacts, help the public with research, and provide opportunities for families to engage with the History Center from home to the best of our ability.

Please continue to check our website and social media platforms to learn more about at-home and virtual opportunities.

Current members of the museum will have their memberships extended by two months, and we are offering an extended 14-month membership to any new members. A brand-new issue of Reflections will be hitting the mailboxes of members in the next week!

The nonprofit Historical Society of Central Florida supports the History Center’s mission and programs and will be significantly affected by the pandemic of COVID-19. If you would like to support the History Center, please consider joining as a member, purchasing online tickets to be used at a later date, or donating through the United Arts Collaborative Campaign for the Arts.

As we all go through this difficult and unprecedented event, the History Center is here for the community and is working to document this history as it happens. We are proud to be the historic heart of our strong Central Florida community and are thankful for your continued support as we get through this challenging time together.

Sincerely,

Michael Perkins
Executive Director