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COMMUNITY: Five Years After the Pulse Tragedy

On exhibit May 29 – 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 of Central Florida. The Orange County Regional History Center’s 2021 remembrance exhibition, Community: Five Years After the Pulse Tragedy, examines how communities of all kinds were touched both locally and across the globe. Visitors will follow the story of Pulse nightclub, from its earliest conception through 2016, as well as the response to the devastating event and the lasting impact in the time since. Through the telling of this important part of our collective history, the museum seeks to celebrate the spirit of community and honor the 49 victims and all of those affected.

We will offer free admission June 5 -13.

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Community Mural Opportunity

 The Orange County Regional History Center is seeking submissions for a mural to be featured as part of the upcoming exhibition, Community: Five Years After the Pulse Tragedy. The mural should reflect the theme of community in relation to the Pulse nightclub shooting and the subsequent local response, and fit within a space no larger than 16’ W x 8’ H. Artists should submit a concept rendering (no larger than 8.5″ x 11″) and a brief written description that addresses inspiration and connection to the theme (no longer than 200 words) to jeremy.hileman@ocfl.net by April 9, 2021. A panel of judges will announce the selected concept in late April. A $500 award, plus $250 for supplies, and a base substrate 4’ x 8’ Masonite sheets with supports will be provided by the History Center (artists are responsible for transporting the substrate and murals).