The History Center’s four floors of permanent exhibits take visitors through 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich past. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum also hosts distinguished limited-run exhibitions on a wide variety of topics.

Permanent exhibits

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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Limited-run 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 exhibits

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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