The History Center houses a wide range of ongoing and special exhibitions. Explore four floors of fascinating history spanning 14,000 years across our seven-county Central Florida region! From ancient cultures to Civil Rights, and theme parks to exciting events happening each and every day, Central Florida is at your fingertips.

Ongoing exhibitions

Our permanent exhibits tell the fascinating stories of the diverse peoples who have called Central Florida home – from early indigenous Americans, Seminoles, and Spanish cattle ranchers to citrus growers, soldiers, astronauts, visionaries, entertainers including Walt Disney, and more.

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Special exhibitions

The History Center hosts limited-run exhibitions on a wide variety of topics related to American and world history and culture, many of them made possible through our status as a Smithsonian Affiliate.

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Past exhibitions

Since our museum opened in 2000, we’ve presented exciting limited-run exhibitions on a wide variety of topics ranging from the U.S.Civil War to Jim Henson’s Muppets.

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Traveling exhibitions

The History Center has produced the following exhibitions for loan by other museums and institutions.

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