We've told you before about Barney the Buffalo who died while trying to escape the circus. It's one of our favorite Orlando-based stories - though not quite as memorable as the stories of Darth Billy the Swan....
A Rollins College freshman just released a free documentary on YouTube featuring interviews with WWII survivors Benjamin Mack-Jackson's "Normandy Revisited" is the culmination of a project he launched in 2015 that took him...
As you know, Parliament House is closing. The iconic venue has touched so many, and so many have been touched there, that we are sure there are some really amazing stories out there...
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens (Facebook | Website) is celebrating the five year anniversary of the grand re-opening of the historic Capen House. The historic home was built in 1885 and...
ALMOST ALL OF THE RESEARCH FOR THIS COLUMN WAS PROVIDED BY OUR FRIENDS AT THE ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER. The Orlando brewery was established in 1936 and also built an ice plant...
The Mennello Museum of American Art (Facebook | Website) is hosting a traveling poster exhibition entitled Votes For Women: A Portrait Of Persistence that celebrates the centennial of the 19th Amendment and explores the women's suffrage movement....
Gertrude Sweet, who we've profiled before HERE, was named the prettiest woman in Orange County, and even had a street named after her in the 1880s. Though it was probably because her brother, Charles Sweet, was...
The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida (Website) has just announced that is has partnered with the USC Shoah Foundation –The Institute for Visual History and Education (Website) which will serve as a content and...
The Randall R. Tuten Orlando Fire Museum (Website) is one of Orlando's true hidden gems. Tucked away behind Orlando Shakes in Loch Haven Park, the museum houses history and memorabilia from the Orlando...
Local philanthropist Ted Haddock is trying to install a monument at Lake Lorna Doone Park. The "Barrier Breakers Monument," would be paid in part by the Edward E. Haddock Jr. Family Foundation, and...
Dr. Phillips Charities is still plugging away at its massive $700 million Packing District project in the Fairvilla neighborhood to the west of College Park, and they've just released an update on one of the most iconic...
The Orlando Sentinel has just announced that it will be moving out of its longtime home in downtown Orlando this fall. The newspaper's offices have been located at 655 N. Orange Avenue ...
This beautiful three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is located at 834 Kenilworth Terrace in Park Lake Highland and designed by a famous architect. The 1,816 SF home was designed,...
Jonestown was a Black community near Greenwood Cemetery comprised mostly of small houses and shacks. Founded in roughly 1880 along East South Street the name was inspired by Sam and Penny Jones, who lived along the banks...
"Hey Bungalower, what's up with the BLACK FENCES that block College Park from Parramore?" - Bungalower Reader In 1994, cut-through traffic in south College Park, just north of Colonial Drive, was seen as a...
UPDATE: The driver of the truck has been revealed to be a 16-year-old male. His father contacted Bungalower to say that they are working with the museum and their insurance to cover the damage and that his...
Star North (Facebook | Website) is eyeing up Central Florida for its new feature film, The Highwaymen, which will focus on the story of 25 young African-American painters in the Jim Crow era that traveled up and...
Cemeteries are essentially outdoor museums, and in the face of a pandemic and social distancing, they have the added context of reminding us all that life is temporary. Cemeteries are places of history,...
The City of Orlando's Historic Preservation Board is currently seeking submissions from local photographers that feature Orlando's historic structures fr its upcoming 2021 calendar. The City of Orlando has printed a special historic preservation...
On Friday, April 24, you can join the Orange County Regional History Center's chief curator, Pam Schwartz, and Bungalower's editor, Brendan O'Connor, on a Facebook Live cooking class featuring an old Florida pioneer recipe.
We issued a challenge earlier in the week HERE asking Orlandoans if they could read sheet music and reenact an old song we tripped over at the Orange County Regional History Center. The...
Back in 1889, a railroad was installed to connect Orlando to its northern neighbor, Winter Park, where the Dinky Dock Park now stands. The Dinky Line, as it was nicknamed by Rollins College students making fun of...
The Orange County Regional History Center (Facebook | Website) is making use of its massive collection of archived photography to support its operations during the pandemic in a fun and unexpected way. The museum...
SPONSORED: Art & History Museums - Maitland (Facebook | Website) will host the most Halloween event ever, but in March. On Friday, March 13, the museum will host the Paranormal Investigation of the...
“The walking tour is our way of honoring the time that Fred Rogers spent on our campus as a student and the many ways he continues to influence the Rollins College community.” - ROLLINS PRESIDENT...