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.
November 27 is Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity for nonprofits around the world. Donations to the Historical Society of Central Florida can make a real difference in our community.
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.
On Saturday, October 13, the History Center celebrates its new exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, with an all-day grand opening featuring free admission and special activities for families.
Admission to the Orange County Regional History Center will be free to all from Monday, October 8, through Sunday, October 14, to coincide with Orlando’s annual Come Out with Pride festival.
On October 24, 1991, the evening of the implosion, nearby office towers hosted exclusive implosion parties, and thousands of people gathered along Orange Avenue and other vantage points outside the six-block safety zone to watch the spectacle.
A United Arts of Central Florida “Bridging Audiences” grant award supports a new partnership between the Orange County Regional History Center and Orlando’s Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture.