Annual Brechner Speaker Series returns with a focus on music
Topics range from hip-hop and punk to Beatles, Allman Brothers The Orange County Regional History Center announces its 2023 Brechner Speaker Series, presenting four distinguished programs that focus on varied aspects of music in Florida — a theme designed to complement the museum’s current special exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem
The Origins of the Florida Audubon Society
Gathering in the lakeside Maitland home of Clara and Louis Dommerich, fifteen men and women—the “Who’s Who” of Central Florida—agreed on March 2, 1900, to create a statewide arm of the national Audubon movement.
2019 Brechner Speaker Series Highlights Women as “Warriors for Democracy”
The History Center has teamed with the League of Women Voters of Orange County to present the 2019 Brechner Speaker Series, highlighting the role of women as “warriors for democracy”.
The Road to ‘The City Beautiful’
Recently the finale of our History in a Glass series put the spotlight on Orlando’s path to its well-known nickname, the City Beautiful, as told by the History Center’s chief curator, Pamela Schwartz who cited a recent Brechner Series presentation by our historian, Adam Ware.
Introducing the Brechner Speaker Series
Named in honor of the late Joseph L. Brechner, an award-winning journalist, community leader, and freedom-of-information advocate, this new series of speaker programs focuses on the media in Florida’s history.