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History at Home

Connect with the History Center at home! On this page, you will find resources and activities for families and adults for learning opportunities and fun.

Webinars & Videos

Genealogy 101 Webinar (April 1, 2020)

Genealogy Resources

• Dining from the Yesterdish Lunch & Learn on Facebook Live (April 3, 2020)

Virtual Oral History Workshop (April 17, 2020)

• Dining from the Yesterdish Lunch & Learn – Pucker Up Edition (April 24, 2020)

 Photo Preservation Webinar (May 8, 2020)

Central FL History 101: Recovery, Growth, and War  – 1900-1945 (May 15, 2020)

Five Strange Central Florida Stories Webinar (May 22, 2020)

Oral History Practice Webinar (May 29, 2020)

• Central Florida History 101: Spaceships, Land Booms, and a Mouse (June 5, 2020)

• Illegal to Be You: Gay History Beyond Stonewall (June 11, 2020)

• The Stories They Could Tell: Curator’s Virtual Tour (June 12, 2020)

• Central Florida History 101: Tourist Destination, International Community, and Big City Problems from 1972 – to the present (June 26, 2020)

• The Vote Documentary Virtual Preview & Chat (July 1, 2020)

• Virtual Lunch & Learn: Make No Bones About It (Friday, July 17)

• Las historias que nos pudieran contar: recorrido virtual (Friday, July 24)

• Central Florida History 101: Civil War to Great Freeze (Friday, July 31)

• Are We There Yet? The Steamboat Era (Wednesday, August 12)

Are We There Yet? Railroads Boost the Economy (Wednesday, September 9)

Lunch & Learn: Celebrating Astronaut John Young (Thursday, September 24)

Virtual 14th Annual John Young History Maker Celebration (Tuesday, September 29)

Lunch & Learn: Keepers of the Heritage – Puerto Rican Artists of Central Florida (Friday, October 2)

Coffee with a Curator (Sunday, October 4) 

Celebrating Black Culture: Evolution of Music (Thursday, October 15, 2020)

Virtual Exhibitions

The Accidental Historian

• Love Speaks: Artistic Responses to the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy

• Orlando Health: 100 Years of Caring
  – Orlando Health: 100 Years of Caring Scavenger Hunt and Lesson Plan

• Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code

• Another Year Passes – Pulse Exhibit

• The Stories They Could Tell

History at Home Lessons

Native American Lesson 1

Native American Lesson 2

Spanish Arrival Lesson 1

Spanish Arrival Lesson 2

Pioneer Lesson 1

Pioneer Lesson 2

Natural Environment Lesson 1

Natural Environment Lesson 2

Transportation 1

Transportation 1 (Spanish)

Transportation 2

Transportation 2 (Spanish)

Fast-Paced Florida 1

Fast-Paced Florida 1 (Spanish)

Fast-Paced Florida 2

Fast-Paced Florida 2 (Spanish)

Florida Tourism 1

Florida Tourism 1 (Spanish)

Florida Tourism 2

Florida Tourism 2 (Spanish)

Civil Rights Era Lesson 1

Civil Rights Era Lesson 2

NASA Lesson 1

NASA Lesson 1 (Spanish)

NASA Lesson 2

NASA Lesson 2 (Spanish)

Fascinating Floridians 1

Fascinating Floridians 1 (Spanish)

• My Object’s Story

Coloring Pages

1892 Orange County Courthouse

Mary McLeod Bethune

Bunk Baxter, alligator wrestler

Edith Royal, dance instructor

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce de León statue

Orange County Heritage Day

• Rogers-Kiene Building 

Orange County Regional History Center

Easter greetings – baby chicks 

Woman with bunny ears

Gemini astronauts

Clay Springs Bathing Club

St. Johns River Steamboat

Dinky Line Railway

Daytona Beach

Nurses at Orange General Hospital


John Young on the moon

Karate lesson

Central Florida Fair beauty queen