Known during her lifetime as the “First Lady of Negro America,” Mary McLeod Bethune is remembered for her contributions as an educator and civil rights activist. Although the founding of Bethune-Cookman University is probably her most well-known accomplishment, it is one of many.
Gathering in the lakeside Maitland home of Clara and Louis Dommerich, fifteen men and women—the “Who’s Who” of Central Florida—agreed on March 2, 1900, to create a statewide arm of the national Audubon movement.
The History Center has teamed with the League of Women Voters of Orange County to present the 2019 Brechner Speaker Series, highlighting the role of women as “warriors for democracy”.
The History Center is kicking off its first Heritage Day on Sunday, January 27, with free admission and fun family activities at the museum from noon to 5 p.m.
The History Center opens its doors on Sunday, December 9, as it invites visitors to meet original Florida Highwaymen painters and see their work, along with art by young Central Floridians inspired by the legends.
The Orange County Regional History Center invites veterans, active-duty military personnel, and first responders to visit the museum for free on the weekend of November 10-11, 2018, in honor of Veterans Day.
November 11, 2018, will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of “the War to End All Wars,” World War I. The war began in August 1914. The Great War, as it was called before World War II happened, was the first major war involving U.S. troops overseas.
The Historical Society presents its 2018 Donald A. Cheney Award to James W. “Chief” Wilson on Tuesday, October 30. Wilson was the legendary band director at Orlando’s Jones High School from the years 1950 to 1990.
For our latest exhibition from the Smithsonian, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, we worked with five Central Floridians to research their family histories through genealogy and DNA tests.