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 – January 23, 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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Orlando Health: 100 Years of Caring

On exhibit November 3, 2018 – March 3, 2019 The Orlando Health system began in November 1918, a century ago, as a single hospital known then as Orange General. The first patient gave birth to a son in a candlelight delivery. As Orlando Health celebrates its 100th anniversary, the History

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Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code

From the Smithsonian Institution Presented by Orlando Health October 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019 This special exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Institutes of Health examines the complexities of the genome—the genetic or hereditary material of a living organism—through cutting-edge displays, animation, and fascinating real-life stories that reveal

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Another Year Passes: Orlando After the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

Special exhibit on display June 2 – October 14, 2018 This special exhibit marks the two-year commemoration of the mass shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016. It includes more than 150 images and 600 artifacts collected at Pulse memorial sites throughout Orlando, along with community artwork, international messages and tributes, and

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