GLBT

Pride, Prejudice & Protest: GLBT Life in Greater Orlando

The history of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) community has been defined by periods of pride, prejudice, and protest. This exhibit from the nonprofit GLBT Museum of Central Florida shares the progress and setbacks of the Central Florida GLBT community over the past five decades of change.

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Finding the Fountain of Youth

Finding the Fountain of Youth: Exploring the Myth of Florida’s Magical Waters

This second floor exhibit will examine how the legend of Ponce de León’s quest for restorative waters shaped the Sunshine State’s image as a land of fantasy, rejuvenation, and magical spring-fed waters. Rich in images, Finding the Fountain of Youth shows how the myths surrounding the discovery of “La Florida”

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"Children play in yard of Ruston home, while Tacoma smelter stack showers area with arsenic and lead residue."
Gene Daniels, Ruston, Wash., August 1972
National Archives, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project

August 20 – October 30, 2016 When you think of the 1970s, you might remember environmentalism, Walt Disney World coming to Central Florida, the Vietnam War, or a smiley face inviting you to “Have a Nice Day!” There were many sides to the 1970s, and this important exhibition from the Smithsonian

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