10th Annual John Young History Maker Celebration

JY15

Orlando Remembered Balcony Gallery

These displays showcase items from the History Center’s vast collection and highlight the people, places, events, and things that make Orlando special. Please check back for updates on what is currently on display.


Fruits of Labor: Citrus Workers in the Great Depression
Learn about the struggles of citrus workers in this new exhibition created by our Exhibits Intern, Sara Pratt. Find out what drew people to work in the citrus industry, their many challenges, and how the time period influenced the citrus industry today. Citrus pickers had to be strong and climbed tall ladders with heavy Allen bags full of fruit all day. Think you could have done it? Come test your strength with our interactive Allen bag lift!


There Go the Peabody Ducks
Discover the history of the duck march that took place at the Peabody Orlando Hotel from 1986-2013. Hear stories from Orlando's last Duckmaster, Donald Tompkins, and listen to the King Cotton March which the Peabody ducks marched to daily.


Friends in the End
Learn why over 12,000 friendship dolls were sent between Japan and the U.S. in the late 1920s and view Urayasu Sumire, a friendship doll created and gifted to the History Center in 1995. This exhibit is completely translated into Japanese, and will be re-used when the contingent of Japanese children visit the History Center in 2015 to see the doll presented to Orange County.