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


Environmental Pioneers: The Florida Audubon

January 9 – May 4, 2014

The Florida Audubon Society was instrumental in saving many Florida wading birds from extinction. Founded in 1900 by Clara Dommerich, the group still has strong Maitland roots with its Center for Birds of Prey located on Audubon Way. This exhibition compliments the concurrent exhibitions at the Maitland Art Center, Constructed Landscapes and Portraits: The Birds of Paradise. Environmental Pioneers is presented in partnership with the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

Image: Clara Dommerich


UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


Veterans Remembered

May 15 – October 5, 2014

Opening Reception: June 6, 6 – 8 PM

 

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


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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