COMING SOON – Home Away from Home: Historic Hotels of Central Florida

July 13 – October 13, 2024 Central Florida has long been one of the world’s premier vacation destinations, featuring a wide range of accommodations for the travel-weary to rest their heads. From Orlando’s beloved San Juan and Angebilt hotels to lesser-known lodgings throughout the region, Home Away from Home: Historic

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FIFA World Cup 1994

April 20 – June 30, 2024 In the summer of 1994, Orlando took its place as host for five soccer games of the FIFA World Cup. With the United States serving as World Cup host for the first time, matches were played in nine cities. With billions watching, thousands of

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Highwaymen Kids

April 20 – May 12, 2024 This exhibition presents vivid Florida landscapes painted by middle school students from three Orange County Public Schools – the Academic Center for Excellence, College Park Middle School, and Howard Middle School Academy of Arts. More than 400 young artists participated in our seventh annual

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The City Beautiful: Scenes of Downtown Orlando

January 13 – March 30, 2024 The City Beautiful has long been a source of inspiration for artists. Our latest pop-up exhibition features historical depictions of our fair city, recently donated to the History Center by Regions Bank. Originally depicted on vintage postcards, these scenes were skillfully recreated by Central

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OUC100

Through December 31, 2023 Our latest pop-up exhibition in the History Center’s lobby, OUC100, celebrates the century-long history of The Reliable One, Orlando Utilities Commission. Over the past century, Orlando has seen many changes. Born of necessity, OUC was formed to meet the electricity and water needs of a rapidly

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Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando’s Underground

Now on display – held over! 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

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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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