Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando’s Underground

Opens September 10, 2022 Between 1985 and 2001, the Orlando concert promoter Figurehead invigorated the musical landscape in Central Florida. This special exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando’s Underground, tells the story of how the company helped grow the local scene with a focus on underground rock music and the club circuit. Utilizing

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Into Light Project Florida

On exhibition March 5 – April 15, 2022 Presented in partnership with the Orange County Drug-Free Coalition and the national nonprofit INTO LIGHT Project, this powerful special exhibition presents original portraits of people in Central Florida who have died from drug addiction – the only public exhibition of its kind in

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The City Beautiful: 50 Years of Developing Downtown Orlando

On exhibit November 5, 2021, through January 30, 2022. The City of Orlando has long supported the growth and development of its downtown corridor through the work of the Downtown Development Board, which began in 1971. Fifty years later, there is much to celebrate and reflect upon. The Orange County

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Healthcare Heroes

Beginning Monday, June 7, 2021, the Orange County Regional History Center presents Healthcare Heroes: Portraits of Orlando Health’s Frontline Workers, a group of thirteen large, stunning portraits by Central Florida-based artist Nelson Cárdenas that will be on display in the museum’s atrium through August 15. Cárdenas, who is also a

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Community: Five Years After the Pulse Tragedy

On exhibit through August 15, 2021 The Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016 and the subsequent response forever changed Orlando – exemplified by the immense outpouring of support and love shown by locals in the days, months, and years that followed. However, the impact of the tragedy was not limited to the physical boundaries

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Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures

On exhibit October 2, 2021 – May 8, 2022 Organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures features unique cultural objects to highlight the surprising similarities and differences in the ways people around the world envision and depict

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4th Year Pulse Remembrance Online Exhibition

For the safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff, and to create greater accessibility to our content, our fourth-year Pulse remembrance exhibition is virtual. This experience is currently best viewed on a desk or laptop computer. We are continuing to work on mobile and tablet viewing improvements and will update

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Yesterday, This Was Home: The Ocoee Massacre of 1920

Special exhibition The 1920 Ocoee Massacre in Orange County, Florida, remains the largest incident of voting-day violence in United States history. Events unfolded on Election Day 1920, when Mose Norman, a Black U.S. citizen, attempted to vote in Ocoee and was turned away from the polls. That evening, a mob

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Love Speaks: Artistic Responses to the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy

On exhibit through October 13, 2019 Three years after the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016, this remembrance exhibition shares artwork from across the nation created in the wake of this senseless act of violence. These diverse works – from paintings to basketry to graphic novels

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The Accidental Historian

Their creations were never meant to become history. On exhibit through January 19, 2020 You might be a historian without even realizing it! That’s certainly true of many bloggers, urban sketchers, photographers, and more. In this engaging exhibition, created at the History Center, learn how individuals who are absorbed in

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