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    EXHIBIT: Fighting on the Home Front: Propaganda Posters of WWII

    Presented by Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center at Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, Maitland

    March 26 - June 30, 2017

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     Drawn from the collections of the Detroit Historical Society, this exhibit features a series of 28 American war posters from World War II.  These original posters promote themes like material conservation, war bond drives, work safety, and many more wartime themes.  The exhibition includes several informational panels detailing the government departments that created posters, their place in the ...more


    Storytime for Grownups!

    Presented by Orange County Library System at Orange County Library System, West Oaks Branch, Ocoee

    July 6 - July 20, 2017

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    Why should kids have all the fun? Come to the library and enjoy a story or activity as our talented library storytellers entertain ages 18 and up! Each branch will have a unique storytime so check...more

    Summer Culture Camp 2017 - Week 5

    Presented by Art & History Museums-Maitland at A&H Maitland Art Center, Maitland

    July 17 - July 21, 2017

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    Our popular Summer Culture Camp is back and being offered for 6 weeks in 2017. Affordable Full and Half-Day options are available to meet any schedule. Campers enjoy 4 hours of daily art...more

    Film Screening: The Tuskegee Airmen

    Presented by Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center at Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, Maitland

    July 23, 2017

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    Starring Terrance Howard and Cuba Gooding, Jr., the film centers on the story of the first African-American pilots who, although they served in WWII, were forced to fly in segregated units. The...more

    Storytime for Grownups!

    Presented by Orange County Library System at Orange County Library System, Eatonville Branch, Eatonville

    July 10 - July 24, 2017

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    Why should kids have all the fun? Come to the library and enjoy a story or activity as our talented library storytellers entertain ages 18 and up! Each branch will have a unique storytime so check...more

    Storytime for Grownups!

    Presented by Orange County Library System at Orlando Public Library, Orlando

    July 12 - July 26, 2017

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    Why should kids have all the fun? Come to the library and enjoy a story or activity as our talented library storytellers entertain ages 18 and up! Each branch will have a unique storytime so check...more

    Using Vital Records

    Presented by Orange County Library System at Orange County Library System, West Oaks Branch, Ocoee

    July 27, 2017

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    Births, marriages and deaths are important pieces of information for your family history. Become familiar with the key sources for locating your ancestors' vital records and discover workarounds...more

    Summer Culture Camp 2017

    Presented by Art & History Museums-Maitland at A&H Maitland Art Center, Maitland

    June 12 - July 28, 2017

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    Our popular Summer Culture Camp is back and being offered for 6 weeks in 2017. Affordable Full and Half-Day options are available to meet any schedule. Campers enjoy 4 hours of daily art...more

    Summer Culture Camp 2017 - Week 6

    Presented by Art & History Museums-Maitland at A&H Maitland Art Center, Maitland

    July 24 - July 28, 2017

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    Our popular Summer Culture Camp is back and being offered for 6 weeks in 2017. Affordable Full and Half-Day options are available to meet any schedule. Campers enjoy 4 hours of daily art...more

    Winter Garden Summer Field Trips for Students

    Presented by Winter Garden Heritage Foundation

    June 1 - July 31, 2017

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    Grammar school students enjoy an exciting journey back through time on the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation's summer field trips! The presentations and activities, offered in...more

    Storytime for Grownups!

    Presented by Orange County Library System at Orange County Library System, Herndon Branch, Orlando

    July 17 - July 31, 2017

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    Why should kids have all the fun? Come to the library and enjoy a story or activity as our talented library storytellers entertain ages 18 and up! Each branch will have a unique storytime so check...more

    Capoeira Martial Arts Kids Summer of Fun Camp!

    Presented by CBP Capoeira Martial Arts Academy

    June 5 - August 11, 2017

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    Welcome and thank you for your interest in our 2017 Capoeira Summer of FUN Camp!  We have a full summer of fun, excitement, & enrichment in store for children ages 3  to 14....more

    Presentation: "Documenting a Collective Narrative"

    Presented by Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens at Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park

    August 15, 2017

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    Discover the challenges and triumphs of documenting the historic narrative of the Pulse tragedy and other culturally significant events with Orange County Regional History Center Director Michael...more

    Story Time at the Museum

    Presented by Osceola County Historical Society at Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, Kissimmee

    August 16, 2017

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    We welcome all children ages 3-5 to join us for Story Time at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum. Join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 10:30AM - 11:30AM...more

    Making History: Crochet Workshop

    Presented by Orange County Regional History Center at Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando

    August 19, 2017

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    Do you remember those beautiful doilies your grandmother or aunt made as table mats or coasters? In this beginner’s crochet class, you’ll learn a little history along with a new skill. No...more

    Phase IX of The Heritage Collection: Hannibal Square Heroes

    Presented by Hannibal Square Heritage Center and Crealdé School of Art

    May 12 - September 2, 2017

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    Phase IX of The Heritage Collection: Hannibal Square Heroes will be on exhibition from May 12 – September 2, 2017. After 15 years of collecting photographs and oral histories from Winter...more

    The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston

    Presented by Mennello Museum of American Art, The and City of Orlando at Mennello Museum of American Art, The, Orlando

    June 23 - September 3, 2017

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    The Mennello Museum of American Art presents the transcendental work of William Eggleston. This exhibition will be on view from June 23 through September 3. Please join us for the opening...more

    EXHIBIT: The Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of WWII

    Presented by Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center at Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, Maitland

    July 3 - September 8, 2017

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     "The Tuskegee Airmen" explores the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II. Between 1941 and 1946, what became known as the “Tuskegee...more

    EXHIBIT: Embracing the Dream

    Presented by Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center at Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, Maitland

    July 3 - September 8, 2017

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    “I have a dream…” In those four words, Dr. Martin Luther King described the world that all people of conscience strive for: a world without barriers based on prejudices and intolerance. In...more

    EXHIBIT: A Place for All People

    Presented by Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center at Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, Maitland

    July 3 - September 8, 2017

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    “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture” is a commemorative poster exhibition celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s newest...more

    Selling Sunshine: A Special Event

    Presented by Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and

    September 14, 2017

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    For over 125 years, Florida's citrus industry has been promoted through advertising that reflected American society. Our display features two dozen advertisements dating back to the late 19th....more

    Selling Sunshine: The Art of Citrus Advertising

    Presented by Winter Garden Heritage Foundation

    August 1 - September 18, 2017

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      Cultivated citrus, the crop that shaped Florida’s economy and landscape for a century and a half, took root in Florida by the mid-1800s. Wild orange stands eventually gave way to groves...more

    Story Time at the Museum

    Presented by Osceola County Historical Society at Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, Kissimmee

    September 20, 2017

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    We welcome all children ages 3-5 to join us for Story Time at Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum. Join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 10:30AM - 11:30AM for...more

    Selections from the Permanent Collection

    Presented by Art & History Museums-Maitland

    July 14 - September 24, 2017

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    Tour our newest exhibition, Selections from the Permanent Collection! Since the Maitland Art Center opened to the public, it has maintained a permanent collection of artworks...more

    World War I and West Orange County: A Photographic Retrospective

    Presented by Winter Garden Heritage Foundation

    August 1 - September 29, 2017

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    When Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital, the tense Balkan tinderbox exploded into war. The “Great War” began to spread...more

    Florida Fruit Crate Labels

    Presented by Orange County Library System at Orlando Public Library, Orlando

    June 20 - September 30, 2017

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    In the late 1930s, Florida's 417 packinghouses shipped more than 30 million crates of fruit each year. To compete against as many as 2,500 brands, packinghouses created eye-catching crate labels...more

    Spirits in Sanford – 9th Annual Champagne Preview Party

    Presented by Jeanine Taylor Folk Art at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, Sanford

    October 6, 2017

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    BY RESERVATION ONLY – 407-323-2774. Call the gallery to reserve tickets. $20 includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres, artists’ mingle, and entry to show on Saturday. Inspired by antique and vintage...more

    Spirits in Sanford – 9th Annual Southeastern Halloween Art Show and Sale

    Presented by Jeanine Taylor Folk Art at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, Sanford

    October 7, 2017

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    This juried art show is produced by Jeanine Taylor Folk Art for those with a passion for Halloween.  Collectors from the east coast can experience a Halloween show of the highest quality,...more

    Threads of Our Lives: Celebrating 75 Years of Weaving in Central Florida

    Presented by Orange County Regional History Center at Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando

    June 24 - October 8, 2017

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    This year, the Weavers of Orlando – a regional guild of fiber artists – turns 75 years old. Members have met every month since the guild’s founding in 1942. Explore the history of...more

    Story Time at the Museum

    Presented by Osceola County Historical Society at Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, Kissimmee

    October 18, 2017

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    We welcome all children ages 3-5 to join us for Story Time at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum. Join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 10:30AM - 11:30AM...more

    Winter Garden Heritage Foundation at the Oakland Heritage Festival

    Presented by Winter Garden Heritage Foundation at Speer Park, Oakland

    October 21, 2017

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    Oakland, Florida, was once the center of Orange County's business and social life. When the Orange Belt Railway sset up its offices here, people flocked to the little town, building homes and...more

    Trick or Treat Safe Zone

    Presented by Orange County Regional History Center and Orange County Library System at Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando

    October 28, 2017

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    Young ghouls and goblins enjoy trick or treating throughout the History Center and Orlando Public Library along with creepy crafts, candy and book giveaways, and a scavenger...more

    The Whole SHE-Bang: New Work by Jane Theis

    Presented by Jeanine Taylor Folk Art at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, Sanford

    October 21 - November 12, 2017

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    Jane Theis will be the featured artist at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art for a show like no other! The Whole SHEBang is a new collection of work by Theis that is as female centric as it is wry. The...more

    Showtime for Shakespeare: A Magic Tree House Adventure

    Presented by Orlando Shakespeare Theater at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Orlando

    October 19 - November 17, 2017

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    "Showtime for Shakespeare: A Magic Tree House Adventure"

    Book and Lyrics by Jenny Laird and Will Osborne
    Music and Additional Lyrics by Randy Courts
    Based on "Magic Tree House:...more

    Selling Sunshine: The Art of Citrus Advertising

    Presented by Winter Garden Heritage Foundation at Orange County Library System, Winter Garden Branch, Winter Garden

    November 22, 2017 - January 22, 2018

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      Cultivated citrus, the crop that shaped Florida’s economy and landscape for a century and a half, took root in Florida by the mid-1800s. Wild orange stands eventually gave way to groves...more

    Women of the Research Studio

    Presented by Art & History Museums-Maitland

    January 5 - February 18, 2018

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    Tour our newest exhibition, Women of the Research Studio!

    Previously known as the Research Studio, A&H's Maitland Art Center was home to a number of significant artists...more

    "Arsenic & Old Lace"

    Presented by Athens Theatre, The

    February 23 - March 18, 2018

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    Don’t miss the laughter and suspense! (But between acts forgo ordering the blackberry wine.)

    After over three quarters of a century as America’s favorite gothic...more

    Wired: Down the Rabbit Hole - New Work by Josh Cote

    Presented by Jeanine Taylor Folk Art at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, Sanford

    March 17 - April 22, 2018

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    Join Jeanine Taylor Folk Art in welcoming back a familiar face, Josh Cote. After being featured at a round of art festivals, Josh will make a pit stop here at the gallery to share new work!...more

    Winter Park: The War Years 1941-1945, Home Front Life in an American Small Town

    Presented by Winter Park History Museum at Winter Park History Museum, Winter Park

    May 12, 2016 - April 28, 2018

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    The WPHM’s exhibition Winter Park: The War Years 1941-1945, Home Front Life in an American Small Town examines the home front perspective of life in Winter Park during World War...more

    Springtime at the Waterhouse

    Presented by Art & History Museums-Maitland

    March 8 - May 13, 2018

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    See how the Waterhouse Residence Museum is transformed for Spring and Easter celebrations with flowers, cards, clothing, and other historical items. Museum educators will offer special tours...more

    Selling Sunshine: The Art of Citrus Advertising

    Presented by Winter Garden Heritage Foundation at Winter Garden City Hall, Winter Garden

    April 26 - June 29, 2018

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      Cultivated citrus, the crop that shaped Florida’s economy and landscape for a century and a half, took root in Florida by the mid-1800s. Wild orange stands eventually gave way to groves...more

    Summer Culture Camp 2018

    Presented by Art & History Museums-Maitland

    June 11 - July 27, 2018

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    Our popular Summer Culture Camp is back and being offered for six weeks in 2018. Affordable Full- and Half-Day options are available to accommodate any schedule. Campers enjoy four hours of daily...more

    Celebrating 75 Years—Pathways of American Art at the Morse Museum

    Presented by Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park

    October 18, 2016 - September 23, 2018

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    The Morse Museum opened its doors 75 years ago on February 17, 1942, to provide the community with an opportunity to make art a part of their daily lives. The Morse was founded by Jeannette...more

    The Hotel and Motels of Winter Park

    Presented by Winter Park History Museum at Winter Park History Museum, Winter Park

    June 8, 2018 - March 28, 2020

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    This exhibition takes a look at the impact of the Hotels & Motels of Winter Park.


    The Hotel and Motels of Winter Park

    Presented by Winter Park History Museum at Winter Park History Museum, Winter Park

    June 8, 2018 - March 28, 2020

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    This exhibition takes a look at the impact of the Hotels & Motels of Winter Park.


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