Orange County Regional History Center

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Basic Information

Address: 65 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801
Phone Number: 407-836-8500
Fax Number: 407-836-8550
Director: Sara Van Arsdel

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Orange County Regional History Center

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Additional Information

Causes Served: education, children, families, local history, adults, seniors, ADA
Population Served: children, adults, ADA
Ages for Volunteer: 14 and older
Hours of Service: various
Minimum Hours Required: 25/year
Days of Service: generally weekdays or school holidays
Mission Statement:

We honor the past, explore the present to shape the future

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

To make history relevant, interesting, and fun; to engage and enhance our community; to preserve the rich history and cultural heritage of Central Florida; to create and nurture an environment for community involvement; to provide a place for non-partisan dialogue.

Program History:

With roots goving back to the 1940s as an historical society, the historical museum was founded in 1971; on Sept. 29, 2000, the name was changed to the Orange County Regional History Center and moved to the renovated 1927 Orange County Courthouse in downtown Orlando.


Several throughout the year, including Johy Young History Maker, bi-monthly Brown Bag Lunch & Learn, twice a year Artists and Authors, Halloween Safe Zone, and Holiday in the Square to name a few.