The Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. was founded in 1971 as theOrange County Historical Society, but its roots go deeper into Central Florida’s past. The group’s mission began in 1942, when history supporters opened a small exhibit in downtown Orlando. In 2000, the museum transformed into the larger Orange County Regional History Center. Housed within the county’s restored 1927 courthouse building, the Historical Society of Central Florida has a mission to preserve Orange County and Central Florida heritage.


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