Orange County Regional History CenterOrange County Regional History Center
The mission of the Orange County Regional History Center is to serve as the gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story. Read more
The mission of the Orange County Regional History Center is to serve as the gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story.
The Orange County Regional History Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The History Center includes a museum in a historic courthouse, the collection of the Historical Society of Central Florida, the Joseph L. Brechner Research Library, and Heritage Square park. It advances its mission through wide-ranging programs, permanent and traveling exhibits, and limited-run exhibitions from other prestigious institutions.
I have been volunteering at the History Center for over a year, working under Pat Birkhead. She has offered me various opportunities in different departments. I have found my nitch working in the marketing department, but also enjoy helping out with special events. Everyone is a delight to work with. They are always friendly and helpful. No where else would I have had the opportunity to repel down a building, learn about the history of Orlando, meet some of Orlando's most important people, take fascinating trips to all parts of Central Florida, and enjoy doing it all. I always feel a part of the History Center family when I am there.