Maitland Historical Museum
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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


Cabinet of Curiosities: Selections from the Permanent Collection

May 14 – August 30, 2015

Cabinets of curiosities (also known as Kunstkabinett, Kunstkammer, Wunderkammer, Cabinets of Wonder and ancientstoneWonder-Rooms) were encyclopedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renaissance Europe, yet to be defined. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings) and antiquities.

These collections could be displayed in cabinets, drawers, portable cases or even fill an entire room. Some of the best documented cabinets were owned by rulers and aristocrats and viewed only by invited guests. Although members of the merchant class and early practitioners of science in Europe formed collections that were shared with the public and considered precursors to museums.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EXHIBITIONS


Celebrating 50 Years: Maitland Civic Center

maitland civic centerSeptember 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Since 1965, the Maitland Civic Center, now known as The Venue on the Lake, has been a focal point of the community. Take a glimpse at the history of this community gathering place and non-profit organization that has stood at the entrance of Maitland’s Cultural Corridor for half a decade.

Historian Potluck

October 29, 2015 and April 23, 2016; from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
FREE event held at the Cottage at Lake Lily (701 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland)

How much to you love history? The A&H’s Curator of History invites guest historians to lead historically-themed discussions and answer questions about Central Florida’s past. Bring a side dish and join the conversation. The program is held on our Lake Lily Campus in the Cottage at Lake Lily. The event is FREE but participants are asked to RSVP to 407.644.1364.
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Front Porch Stories

November 15, 2015 and March 13, 2016; from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
FREE event held at the Waterhouse Residence Museum (820 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland)

Join the Art & History Museums – Maitland’s Curator of History, Melissa Perez on the front porch of the Waterhouse Residence Museum from noon – 2:00 pm for Front Porch Stories. Come hear stories about Maitland’s first residents and share if your family was part of our city’s past.


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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