Family Events and Offers
Throughout the year, the History Center hosts special events and programs that are perfect for families. Days packed with exciting activities for every member of the family let everyone in on the action. Learn about interesting aspects of Central Florida, state, and national history through hands-on activities, special presentations, and more. Check back often for updates to the schedule.
Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19, 2013
A group of 26 African Americans found success as artists in the segregated south of the 1950s. Meet 6 of the artists, hear their stories, and purchase their uniquely Florida paintings during the History Center’s Highwaymen Weekend. Artists available 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday’s artists are Mary Ann Carrol, Roy Mclendon, and Robert Lewis Jr. Sunday’s artists are James Gibson, Al Black, and Isaac Knight. Museum open Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling (407) 836-7010. Special two-day Highwaymen Weekend admission ticket: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors (60+), students and military with I.D. One day: $9 for adults; $7 for seniors (60+), students and military with I.D. Call (407) 836-7010 for more information.
Blue Star Museums
Tuesday, May 28-Sunday, September 1, 2013
This program offers free admission to active duty military and their immediate family members (military I.D. holder and five immediate family members), which includes active duty Reserve and active duty National Guard.
Universal Orlando Drumming Demonstration with Show Directors Richard Cravens and Lora Wallace
Saturday, June 8, 2013
What does it take to be a drummer for Universal Orlando Resort? Come find out the secrets behind the skill at a drumming demonstration. Join us in our historic 1927 courtroom for a demonstration, followed by a Q&A with Universal Orlando Resort Show Directors, Richard Cravens and Lora Wallace in the exhibition. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Included in general admission.
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