Maitland Historical Museum
font size
font_decrease
font_increase
DISCOVER - ENGAGE - INSPIRE

Learn About the American Experience, Discover Maitland’s Rich History

The Maitland Historical Museum offers the permanent exhibition, Legacies: Creativity and Innovation, along with changing exhibitions in its front gallery.

The story of Maitland’s legacies united all of the Art & History Museums – Maitland, and extends beyond local geography, mirroring many American communities.  The important individuals and families that made up these legacies include André Smith, the Waterhouse family, the Galloway family, the Dommerich family,   the Hill family, and many more.

What united these people that founded our institutions?  These pioneers were creative, innovative, entrepreneurial, and visionary.  They came to this unfamiliar place and made opportunities for themselves and others.  Drawn from a variety of social classes, they built both culture and community.  Using archival photographs, artifacts, and documents, the exhibition explores these stories as they relate to the economic, technological, and social aspects of the American experience.

The research library  located in the Maitland Historical Museum provides valuable historic resources to the  public by appointment only.

 


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


Behind Closed Doors: The Collection Revisited

January 5 – June 5, 2016
A&H’s Maitland Historical Museum

The Maitland Historical Society was founded in 1970 as a result of a Maitland’s Women’s Club initiative to preserve Maitland’s history. Early members of the Society began collecting priceless stories and artifacts from local pioneer families and in 1977, the Maitland Historical Museum opened its doors. As the Society grew, it opened three additional museums to better serve its goal of bringing Florida history to life. See some of the rarely displayed pieces when the A&H’s Maitland Historical Museum opens its collections doors in this exhibit filled with historical treasures.

 


PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS


MAITLAND’S LEGACIES: CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

William WaterhouseThe story of Maitland’s legacies united all of the Art & History Museums – Maitland, and extends beyond local geography, mirroring many American communities. The important individuals and families that made up these legacies include André Smith, the Waterhouse family, the Galloway family, the Dommerich family, the Hill family, and many more.

What united these people that founded our institutions? These pioneers were creative, innovative, entrepreneurial, and visionary. They came to this unfamiliar place and made opportunities for themselves and others. Drawn from a variety of social classes, they built both culture and community. Using archival photographs, artifacts, and documents, the exhibition explores these stories as they relate to the economic, technological, and social aspects of the American experience.

 

 

Contact Info
221 W. Packwood Ave
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: 407.644.1364
Office: 407.539.2181
Museum Hours
Thursday - Sunday
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
*Closed Major Holidays
Admission
(includes The Telephone Museum)
Adults: $3.00
Seniors (55 & older): $2.00
Children (4-18 years): $2.00
Children (3 & under): FREE
Members: FREE
A&H Maitland Historical Museum_Kelly_Canova_Photography ancientstone WaterhouseHistoricalImage Waterhouse Residence 300dpi Kelly Canova Photography copy WaterhouseHistoricalImage maitland civic center
 
^ back to top