Sundays are now considered Sunday Funday at the Orange County Regional History Center. Visit the downtown Orlando museum every Sunday until May 3, 2015 for free admission. It’s the perfect thing to do in Orlando to add a little fun to your Sunday.
The History Center showcases the vast collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. The museum features four floors of permanent exhibitions and also presents nationally important limited-run exhibitions.
Through March 22, 2015
Experience the beauty of the Highwaymen paintings, not just for the stunning landscapes of Florida, but also for their true rags to riches story; one that began in the trunk of a car, but now finds itself in prestigious museums.
And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations Exhibition
Through May 3, 2015
Using the powerful medium of story quilts, this exhibit narrates nearly four centuries of African American history, from the first slave ships to the first African American president and beyond. Through 69 quilts from more than 60 artists of the Women of Color Quilters Network, the exhibition reveals the stories of freedom’s heroes, ranging from Phillis Wheatley to Frederick Douglass to the Tuskegee Airmen.
Long Way to the Top: Hard Rock in Orlando, 1977-1985
April 4 – May 31, 2015
In the late 1970s and early ‘80s, Orlando shook off the disco fad and cemented its place as a rock and roll town. Big name rock acts played at venues like the Tangerine Bowl’s Rock Superbowl – and big names recorded and mixed their tracks here, too. Recording studios like Bee Jay Records drew heavy-hitting rock acts to Orlando, and Central Floridians came to the shows in droves.
Explore yesterday’s concert venues and the state-of-the-art Bee Jay Recording Studios, where major bands like Judas Priest and Molly Hatchet mixed platinum records. See vintage recording studio relics and artifacts of Orlando’s rock and roll history. Experiment with tracks on an interactive mixing board.
Orange County Regional History Center
65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801