Maitland Historical Museum
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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 EXHIBITION


Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quiltexhibition_historic_threads

July 15 – September 4, 2016

The blue Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilt is a tribute to the lives of farmworkers who harvested and packed vegetables on Lake Apopka farms. The quilt, created by community members, brings to the forefront the effect of pesticides on farmers, many who died or were afflicted with long-term health issues. Materials are available that tell the story of each person represented by a quilt square.

 


UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


Historic Threadsexhibition_historic_threads

October 14, 2016 – February 10, 2017
A&H’s Maitland Historical Museum

The significance of fabric in our everyday lives — for clothing, furnishings, and design is highlighted in this mini exhibit. Examples of popular period fabrics along with textile examples will give insight into the importance of the various everyday fabrics throughout history.

 


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
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