Yesterday, This Was Home: The Ocoee Massacre of 1920

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

Oct 03 2020
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Feb 14 2021
Yesterday, This Was Home: The Ocoee Massacre of 1920

Special exhibition on display October 3, 2020 – February 14, 2021

The 1920 Ocoee Massacre in Orange County, Florida, remains the largest incident of voting-day violence in United States history.

Events unfolded on Election Day 1920, when Mose Norman, a black U.S. citizen, attempted to exercise his legal right to vote in Ocoee and was turned away from the polls. That evening, a mob of armed white men came to the home of his friend, July Perry, in an effort to locate Norman. Shooting ensued. Perry was captured and eventually lynched. An unknown number of African American citizens were murdered, and their homes and community were burned to the ground. Most of the black population of Ocoee fled, never to return.

This landmark exhibition by the Orange County Regional History Center will mark the 100-year remembrance of the Ocoee Massacre. The exhibition will explore not only this horrific time in our community’s history but also historical and recent incidents of racism, hatred, and terror, some right here at home.

The content will encourage reflection on a century of social transformation, the power of perspective, and the importance of exercising the right to vote, and will ask what lessons history can inspire for moving forward.

ADMISSION INFO

General Admission Prices
Adults $8
Seniors (55+) $7
Students & Military $7* (with valid I.D.)
Children (Ages 5-12) $6
Children (Ages 4 and under) Free
Members Free
Orange County Employees Free
Florida Educators Free
(all levels of education, including colleges and universities)
Museums for All Ticket Free
AAA/CAA Members 15% off regular admission
OCLS Library Cardholders $2 off regular admission
Wells’Built Combo Ticket $10

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Dec 3, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 4, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 5, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 7, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 8, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 9, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 10, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 11, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 12, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 14, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 15, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 16, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 17, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 18, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 19, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 21, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 22, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 23, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 24, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 26, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 28, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 29, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 30, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 31, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 2, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)

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* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Orange County Regional History Center

65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801

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ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

The History Center is handicapped accessible with elevators on every floor. Two handicapped parking spaces are available on the north side of the building on E. Washington Street.

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