Welcome to the History Center

Museum hours: Mon-Sat: 10a.m. - 5p.m. | Sun: noon - 5p.m.

Home School Days

Spend the day learning and connecting with other home-school students.Themed programs align with Florida standards and offer the opportunity to dive into a variety of topics.

Our home-school curriculum was developed especially to meet the standards for Grades K through 5, but all ages enjoy the programs. Bring your 4-year-old or your high schooler – they are sure to have a great time with our hands-on activities and projects!

Cost per program: Students $15 (members $13); adults $8 (members free). Receive a 10 percent discount when you register for all four fall workshops! Advance registration is required. Members: Please sign in on the registration page to enable discounts to apply.

All four classes

Questions? Email Savannah Bitto Poole at Savannah.BittoPoole@ocfl.net or call 407-836-6751.

All Aboard! Florida’s Four Henrys

Friday, September 13, 2019
1 – 3 p.m.

Sanford, Plant, Flagler, and Ford: All these men named Henry helped develop Florida into the celebrated tourist destination it is today. Find out just how they did it in this hands-on, historical workshop!


The Accidental Historian

Friday, October 11, 2019
1 – 3 p.m

You might be a historian without even realizing it! In this hands-on workshop, learn how a fascinating variety of people – past and present – have accidentally become some of Central Florida’s finest historians. View artifacts from more than 100 years ago and create your own piece of history.


Mermaids or Sea Cows?

Friday, November 8, 2019
1 – 3 p.m.

Manatees have been called different names throughout history, from mermaids to sea cows and more. Celebrate Manatee Preservation Month with us and learn about these gentle giants – from anatomy to environment – and how we can protect them!


Holidays with a Central Florida Twist

Friday, December 13, 2019
1 – 3 p.m.

Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas – we’re probably pretty familiar with these well-known winter holidays. The calendar also brims with a variety of other special days in December, ranging from St. Lucia Day – an important festival in Sweden – to commemorations such as International Civil Aviation Day or even National Thank You Note Day. Learn about some interesting and distinctive December celebrations and how we observe them here in Central Florida!