The LGBT+ Center (Website) has undergone a recent renovation of their home in the Mills 50 District. The renovation has resulted in the dedication of a wall space for a permanent LGBTQ history installation, managed by the LGBTQ History Museum...
Inhabit is a series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It’s an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether that be at home, in an office, the streets of...
SPONSORED: Craft cocktail competition meets history class in this local version of Drunk History hosted by the Orange County Regional History Center. Local craft bars compete for bragging rights by creating tasty libations inspired by local history. Past muses have included local...
Colonel Michael Norman Wright McCoy was born in Indiana in 1905. He became a professional boxer after high school and everyone called him "The Real McCoy." When hitting people in the face got a little old, he moved to Los Angeles and became a news reporter...
The Orange County Regional History Center (Website) and the Wells' Built Museum of African American History and Culture (Website) have launched a cooperative $10 joint ticket program that launched in July. The new partnership is a result of a $5,000...
An event that blends the theme of Marvel's hit movie Black Panther with actual African history will be coming to Orlando by way of Tampa this fall. A Night in Wakanda is an immersive event that features a dinner of traditional African cuisine,...
The OnePulse Foundation has launched an initiative to aggregate suggestions for their permanent memorial at the Pulse Nightclub site in Downtown South. An interim memorial was opened to the public on May 8, but as the name alludes to, the...
H.H. Dickson was a co-founder of the Dickson-Ives Grocery, in Downtown Orlando. The mercantile, co-owned with Sidney Ives Sr., opened in the 1880s on Church Street and moved to a larger space at the corner of Central and Orange...
Update: According to Orlando Weekly HEREthe OHA will be hosting a public meeting at 2 p.m. June 28 to share updates on this issue. Click for more details.  As first reported on News 6 on clickorlando.com, the Orlando Housing Authority has announced plans...
The Orange County Regional History Center (Facebook | Website) has announced a new memorial exhibit in honor of the June 12 shootings at Pulse nightclub. The exhibition, Another Year Passes: Orlando After the Pulse Nightclub Massacre, will open Saturday, June 2 and...
Representatives of the University Club announced yesterday that they had closed on their new home at Modera Central, the 22-story tower that was built on the grounds of their former building at 125 E. Pine Street . The University Club...
An advisory panel at the Florida State University has recommended the removal of a statue of Francis Eppes from a high profile location in front of the Westcott Building on campus, near one of the main entrances. The same panel has...
The Tinker Field History Plaza has officially opened to the public. The new park is in recognition of the 100 years of Orlando baseball and Civil Rights history that has taken place in the City of Orlando. Tinker Field hosted...
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Gilbert King, will be speaking at the Orange County Regional History Center on Monday, May 14, as part of a benefit for the Historical Society of Central Florida and the First Amendment Foundation. The talk will...
The City of Orlando's Historic Preservation Board is looking for a few good photographers to submit photos of the "built historic streetscape and landscape enhancements in the city to feature in its 2019 calendar." The annual search for photographers is...
Sixth grade students at the Monarch Learning Academy (Website) in College Park are leading a storytelling project based on the infamous "Jump Tree" that came down during Hurricane Irma. The tree had fixed Tarzan-ropes for swinging and was located in...
The Historical Society of Central Florida (Website) has received a grant from the Contigo Fund in the amount of $30,972 in support of their One Orlando Collection Initiative that collects and preserves memorial items related to the Pulse nightclub...
The student-run newspaper The Sandspur announced on April 5 at Rollins College that the historic Fred Stone Theatre had been closed and would soon be torn down. It hosted the college program's Second Stage Series  that were completely directed, designed, marketed, and performed...
The folks over at AARP are hosting a free one-mile walking tour through historic Hannibal Square on March 24 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The tour will expose guests to the rich history of the area, dating back to the early...
The City of Orlando's Pottery Studio (Website) has been open since 1968, tucked away in a corner of the Downtown Recreation Complex - where they recently lost their shed for the construction of a new road. The Orange County Regional...
UPDATE: CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CALLAHAN CENTER EVENT.    On November 2, 1920, one black man in Ocoee, Florida tried to vote. As a result, over 50 to 60 African-Americans were killed, African-American-owned homes and businesses were razed...
A questionnaire is circulating via the Jackson Middle School website asking parents for feedback concerning a possible name change. According to the post, located on the Principal's Message board, the name change conversation was spurred by a request from a...
Don Price, Sexton of Greenwood Cemetery, has a treasure trove of Orlando memorabilia in his office, one of which happens to be the music from the winner of the Orlando Song Contest Winner in 1970. Price has provided Bungalower with...
According to a report by Jeff Weiner of the Orlando Sentinel, the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida has approached the City of Orlando to lease the former Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce building in Ivanhoe Village. The 7,000 SF...
"My neighbors keep telling me about the Beeman Bubblegum House in my neighborhood. It looks like an old dollhouse in Audubon Park. What’s the story behind this house? Thanks for all you do!" - Jenny Edwin Beeman, the "Chewing Gum King"...