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


Veterans Remembered

May 15 – October 5, 2014

The Art & History Museums – Maitland remembers local veterans in this exhibition, featuring letters, photos, artifacts and oral histories.

 

 


UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


Segregation, Conflict & Freedom: Civil Rights History in Florida

October 10 – December 28, 2014Civil Rights Exhibit Quarterly

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Maitland Historical Museum will present an overview of the precedents for this landmark event and the fight for freedom throughout the state. Period photographs, newspaper clippings, and personal recollections illuminate the struggle to erase the color line in the South, including pivotal work by local resident Lewis Lawrence in support of the 1875 Civil Rights Act, overturned in 1883.

 


America’s Exceptional Heritage: National Historic Landmarks

January 8 – May 10, 2015Empire State Building

Celebrate America’s exceptional landmarks at this exhibit featuring a selection of historic and architectural monuments. National Historic Landmark listing is the highest designation available for an historic site in the U.S. Only 2500 American structures are listed, including Walden Pond (home to author Henry David Thoreau) and the Empire State Building.

 


Cabinet of Curiosities: Selections from the Permanent Collection

May 14 – August 30, 2015

What is it and how did it get here? This exhibit highlights a few of the most unusual artifacts in our permanent collection, from aancientstone piece of granite inscribed with Egyptian hieroglyphs to a set of cast-iron hooks, to a 19th-century funeral plaque from Providence, Rhode Island. A few mystery items will be highlighted—take your best guess!

 

 


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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