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Orange County Regional History Center

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65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
407-836-8500

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April 2017

Memories of Vietnam: Stories from Central Florida

April 29 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Presented by the Orange County Regional History Center and WUCF TV Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, noon – 5 p.m. Central Floridians with memories of the Vietnam War, especially veterans of the war and Vietnamese Americans, are invited to share your history and become part of the History Center’s permanent collection. This special program is presented with WUCF TV, Central Florida’s PBS station, in association with WUCF’s September presentation of The Vietnam War, a…

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May 2017

Retro Game Night Spring Edition

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Players, gamers, and lovers of vintage fun are invited to join us for the winter edition of Retro Game Night at the History Center on Friday, May 12, from 7 p.m. to midnight. Play old-school games like Parcheesi, Pictionary, Chinese checkers, Clue, Battleship, Candy Land, Mystery Date, Scrabble and Twister, retro video games, and giant versions of Jenga and Connect Four. Trivia Nick will be on hand for multiple sessions of pop-culture trivia. Admission includes free retro snacks; beverages are…

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June 2017

The Great Florida Road Trip Tacky Tourist Party

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Join us for an evening of historic proportions as we salute the Tacky Tourist in Florida. Free for members; $10 suggested donation for others. • Book talk with Cathy Salustri, author of Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida • Test your Florida knowledge with trivia • Tacky Tourist Costume Contest • Play shuffleboard in our lobby

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Florida Highwaymen Meet & Greet

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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A group of 26 African Americans found success as artists in the segregated South of the 1950s. Meet seven of these remarkable artists and hear their stories. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase their uniquely Florida artwork. Scheduled to appear are Curtis Arnett, Al Black, Mary Ann Carroll, James Gibson, Issac Knight, Robert Lewis, and Roy McLendon. Call 407-836-8500 for more details. Sponsored by the Orlando Utilities Commission.

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July 2017

Making History: Sweet Blooms

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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When Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840, the cake weighed 300 pounds, measured 3 yards in circumference, and was festooned with every kind of sugar flower imaginable. From this, a tradition was born! The Victorian era is known for its love of arts and crafts, and creating flowers made of sugar quickly became a favorite pastime. Please join us for a unique experience and craft your own sugar confection! Put history in your hands with this Saturday series of…

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