The Orange County Regional History Center holds the special collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida, an archive about Central Florida’s past that began in 1942. The Joseph L. Brechner Research Center on the museum’s fifth floor is the History Center’s reference library, archive, and research space.
Joseph L. Brechner Research Center
The Brechner Research Center in the History Center houses the special collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida, documenting nearly 200 years of Central Florida history from the 1820s to the present.
Click on the box below to search our online collections database, a selection of the Historical Society’s extensive holdings. See “Tips for Searching” for the best results.
The professionals at the History Center have curated and designed traveling exhibits about Florida history that are available for rental by other museums and institutions.
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