Adult Events and Offers
The History Center proudly offers the community many different ways to explore our local, state, and national history. From elegant dinners with renowned speakers to Retro Game Night, there is something for everyone! Check back often for updates to the schedule.
Florida's Food Editors: Cooking in the 1950's and 1960's
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Throughout the 1960s, the Florida women's page editors were setting the standard across the country. They were regularly giving lectures to other women's page editors and dominated the Penney-Missouri Awards- the top journalism prize for the sections. This time period was described by Marjorie Paxson, Miami Herald and later St. Petersburg Times women's page journalist, as the "golden era" for women's pages. This talk will be about women's page editors including Marie Anderson, Roberta Applegate, Beverley Morales, Edee Greene, Dorothy Jurney and Billie O'Day.
Kimberly Wilmot Voss, PHD, is an associate professor and area coordinator of Journalism at the University of Central Florida. Join Dr. Kimberly Voss as she takes you behind the scenes of the lives of women editors in the 60's.
7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Call 407-836-7010 to register. Non-members $15, members free.
Retro Game Night
Friday, May 30, 2014
Play Parcheesi, Pictionary, Chinese Checkers, Clue, Battleship, Candy Land, Mystery Date, Scrabble, Twister, video games, and back by popular demand, two Giant Jengas! Enjoy free nostalgic treats and a cash bar.
7 p.m.–midnight. Members free, non-members $5 cash at door. Ages 18 and up. Retro attire encouraged. Call (407) 836-7010 for information.