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Searching for the Seventies History Harvest

On September 24, we invite Central Floridians to bring photographs, brochures, and other items from the 1970s to the History Center to become part of the museum’s collection.

The event offers residents an opportunity to add materials to the collection about a significant decade in Central Florida’s past. The 1970s brought us Walt Disney World, the University of Central Florida’s first commencement, the opening of Rosie O’Grady’s at Church Street Station, and much more.

The idea of a ‘History Harvest’ began at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. Since then, institutions across the nation have hosted History Harvests, inspiring their communities to help preserve local history. We invited residents to our first History Harvest in March 2016.

The museum’s upcoming History Harvest coincides with its current exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project, on display through October 30.

The History Center offers two ways to share your treasures. Originals donated to our archives will be kept safe in a climate-controlled environment, and we’ll make you a digital scan to keep. Or, if you’d prefer to take our original home, we’ll make a digital scan to keep for our archives.

The museum welcomes material concerning Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia, Polk, and Brevard counties.

A History Harvest is more than a great way to have a hand in growing a research collection – it’s also a wonderful opportunity to mingle and share family stories with other Central Floridians.

The 1970s History Harvest is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on September 24. Participants receive free admission to the museum. Parking is available at the Library Garage, 112 E Central Blvd. (Annual pass holders receive 2 hours of free parking with each visit to the museum.)

For more information about the History Harvest, contact Whitney Broadaway at whitney.broadaway@ocfl.net or 407-836-8587.

> September 24, 2016
> noon – 4 p.m.
> Free