Photo by John Moran, Springs Eternal Project

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

Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project is an exhibition created by the National Archives and Records Administration and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Watch for more details this summer. On display August 20 – October 30, 2016.

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100 Historic Orlando Icons

AUGUST 24, 2015, TO MAY 29, 2016 A call to name the top 100 Orlando icons from 1960 to 1985 yielded hundred of nominations and thousands of votes in late 2014. The project was a collaboration of the Orange County Regional History Center and Orlando Remembered. Many nominations included heartfelt messages

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Art Legends of Orange County: Albin Polasek

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, TO SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016 Sculptor Albin Polasek inspired generations with monuments to beauty, faith, and democracy. Discover how one of his masterworks, destroyed by the Nazis, rose again decades later, and learn about his inspiring journey from Czech immigrant to Winter Park icon in an exhibit

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