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3rd Thursday Gallery Hop

Thursday, August 16

Join hundreds of visitors who converge in Downtown Orlando for 3rd Thursday Orlando’s Gallery Hop and Business Networking events! The museum offers free admission from 6 – 9 p.m. Explore our permanent exhibitions celebrating Florida’s 12,000-year history as well our special commemorative exhibit “Another Year Passes: Orlando After the Pulse Nightclub Massacre.”

Come one, come all! The circus is in town! Join us for the History Center’s newest Third Thursday special exhibition, “Step Right Up! The Circus Miniatures of Harold Barbour,” featuring intricately handcrafted, elaborately detailed models from one inch to one foot in size. Inspired by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Barbour’s circus wagons took more than 40 hours each to construct, with wheels that turn and hatches that open just like an actual wagon!

Visit the NEW 3rd Thursday Art Market at Heritage Square in front of the museum.