Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden in Winter Park, FL is dedicated to promoting the legacy of internationally known Czech-American sculptor, Albin Polasek, and to enrich lives through the power of inspiration conveyed by his STORY, SETTING and ART. Featuring docent-led tours of Albin Polasek’s historic home daily Tuesday through Sunday and of the Historic Capen House Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Featuring Lay of the Land: The Art of Florida’s Cattle Culture through April 14.
For more information, visit polasek.org.
American Space Museum
Inside the American Space Museum, located near Space View Park in downtown Titusville, you will find many one-of-a-kind, priceless artifacts and displays donated by the astronauts, space workers, NASA, and space contractors involved in the various manned missions.
The museum also houses working consoles from Launch Pad 36A and a Model 4 Sequencer from Launch Pad 16. These are used by our visitors providing a hands-on exposure to the mission control environment.
Visit americanspacemuseum.org for more information.
Art & History Museums - Maitland
We invite you to experience the only National Historic Landmark in greater Orlando. Find inspiration as you witness first-hand the vision set forth by Jules André Smith over eighty years ago, walking the grounds of the Maitland Art Center. Discover the treasures of the Art & History Museums – Maitland, and it will be clear that as one of central Florida’s greatest cultural gems why many have called us sophisticated, gorgeous, beautiful, amazing, visually stunning, intimate, engaging, thought-provoking, and a wonderful, unique experience. During all of March, Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm, be sure to share in our on-going exhibition, Maitland and the African-American Experiences and appreciate the cultural diversity that inspires local artists.
For more information, visit artandhistory.org.
The Chihuly Collection is a stunning, intimate showcase of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique installations. Breathtaking details will awe you, as you get closer than you ever imagined to Chihuly’s delicate works of art. Guests will also enjoy access to rotating exhibitions by glass artists from around the world. Also included with your ticket is live glassblowing demonstrations by local artists at the Morean Glass Studio located directly across the street.
Featuring: Glass Art Society Member Exhibition and 2019 Glass Art Society Student Exhibition through April 26.
Visit moreanartscenter.org/chihuly for more information.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection. Open to the public year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection on view both at the Museum and The Alfond Inn at Rollins. The first college museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums in Florida (currently the American Alliance of Museums) CFAM continues in 2018 as one of only four AAM-accredited museums in greater Orlando.
Featuring: The Place as Metaphor: Collection Conversations, through May 12
Visit rollins.edu/cornell-fine-arts-museum for more information.
The Dali Museum
The Dali Museum, located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of Salvador Dali art, featuring more than 2,000 works comprising nearly 100 oil paintings; over 100 watercolors and drawings; and 1,300 prints, photographs, sculptures and objets d’art.
The building is itself a work of art, featuring 1,062 triangular-shaped glass panels – the only structure of its kind in North America. Nicknamed The Enigma, it provides an unprecedented view of St. Petersburg’s picturesque waterfront.
Featuring: Magritte & Dali through May 19.
For more information, visit thedali.org.
The Enterprise Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Enterprise, Florida. Founded in 1841, Enterprise has been the seat of Mosquito, Orange and Volusia Counties. The museum, a 1936 schoolhouse slated for demolition in 2003, was rescued and moved by Enterprise Preservation Society in 2007, renovated, and opened as The Enterprise Museum in October, 2014.
Featuring: Living Waters & Florida Living landscapes – Featuring the Photograph of Clyde Butcher and paintings by the members of the Pastel Society of Central Florida through March 30.
For more information visit oldenterprise.org
Explorations V is located in the heart of historic downtown Lakeland, Florida. It is the only children’s museum in Polk County and has served 1.5 million visitors since opening in 1991. Our mission is to provide a hands-on, fun-filled adventure in learning for children and families through cultural exhibits, educational programs, and events in the arts & sciences.
This is accomplished via three floors of kid-powered interactive exhibits and programs that celebrate the five senses, hence the “V” in the name. Exhibits & programs are designed with hidden learning concepts complementing standards for PreK through 5th grade. Art and science are the pathways for many learning concepts, freeing the child’s creativity and unleashing the power of play!
For more information, visit explorationsv.com.
Expect to be dazzled by the finest contemporary ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, metal, wood and mixed media handcrafted by over 300 Florida artists. Florida CraftArt is Florida’s only statewide nonprofit retail gallery exclusively dedicated to fine crafts. Discover nationally recognized artists in the Exhibition Gallery. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun. noon to 5 p.m. Second Sat. Gallery Walk until 9 p.m. Visit ArtLofts on second floor.
Featuring: QUEST: A Celebration of Glass on display through April 20.
Visit FloridaCraftArt.org for more information.
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects, preserves, and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs to educate children and adults.
Featuring: Fourth Friday on March 22, 2019 from 5 -7pm with Pay-As-You-Will admission, and refreshments.
Visit fmopa.org for more information.
Fort Foster and Hillsborough River State Park Interpretive Center. Housed in the Park’s original ranger station constructed in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corp is the parks Interpretive Center which contains over 100 recovered artifacts from the Second Seminole War. Take a walk through history and discover the Seminole Wars from both Seminole and Soldier perspectives. Admire the craftsmanship the young men of the CCC put into every nail and board in this historic building that highlights the costliest of all the Indian wars.
Featuring: Dinner under the Stars, an 1840’s living history event and dinner on March 16.
For more information visit floridastateparks.org.
Gifford Historic Museum & Cultural Center
The Gifford Historic Museum is housed in the historic Old Macedonia Colored Church, built in 1908 to served black railroad laborers and their families. The Museum is an archive of a thriving Gifford community and its pioneers from the 1950s through the 1970s. The Gifford High School (1938-1969) Legacy room is an extension of the museum. The museum is also a Cultural Center for local artists, such as the Highwaymen, black history library, and diverse programs supporting underserved youth in Gifford.
Featuring: African American Women that shaped America, a roundtable discussion with local women pioneers on March 23.
On December 1, 1891 the town of Goldsboro was the second black incorporated City in the United States. The Goldsboro Museum showcases and preserves the history, heritage, livelihood, and culture of Goldsboro, Florida. The Goldsboro West Side Community Historical Association, Inc. is home to the Goldsboro Museum, Francis Oliver Cultural Arts and Goldsboro Welcome Center, Crooms Academy Museum, Goldsboro Art Square, The Goldsboro Heritage & Art Garden, and Page Jackson Cemetery.
Featuring: Hidden Figures of Seminole County.
For more information visit goldsboromuseum.com.
Halifax Historical Society Museum
The Halifax Historical Society, incorporated in 1949, celebrates its 69th Anniversary in 2018. It is the oldest historical society and museum in Volusia County. The museum opened in 1959 and celebrates its 59th year in 2018.
The Halifax Historical Society Museum displays and preserves local historic artifacts from 5,000 BC to the present day. The Merchants Bank Building, which houses the Halifax Historical Society Museum, celebrated its 108th anniversary in 2018, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Exhibits include artifacts of Native Americans, early pioneers, a Racing Zone, a War Zone (World War I & WWII), Grandma's Attic, and a Surfer's Corner. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday.
Visit halifaxhistorical.org for more information.
Harry P. Leu Gardens
Come discover and leave inspired at beautiful Leu Gardens. Explore 50-acres of stunning gardens minutes from downtown Orlando. You will find over 40 diverse plant collections including a tropical rain forest, Florida’s largest formal rose garden and see butterflies dance in their native habitat in the butterfly and herb gardens.
Featuring: Annual Plant Sale, March 9 & 10, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, free admission all weekend.
For more information, visit leugardens.org.
Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum
The featured exhibit at The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum is a historic timeline of the Civil Rights Movement proceeding from The Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 through The Civil Rights Act of July 2, 1964. Major contributions of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore to the Civil Rights Movement are depicted parallel to other events of national renown in American history. We have a conference room for discussions, events, town hall meetings, and storytelling that holds 100 guests with a 90 inch Smart T.V. The Cultural Center house a Replica home of the Moores, Reflection Pond, Civil Rights Walking Trail, and a Pavilion with a kitchen.
Featuring: 4th Annual Heritage Freedom 5K Run/Walk on March 30.
For more information visit harryharriettemoore.org.
Henry B. Plant Museum
With its magnificent Moorish architecture, opulent furnishings, and tropical gardens, a visit to the restored rooms of the former Tampa Bay Hotel will transport you to Victorian splendor. Experience the elegance of the Victorian lifestyle as a tourist in turn-of-the century Florida. Docent and audio tours available. National Historic Landmark. Extraordinary Museum Store.
Featuring: Picnic in the Park, an outdoor family festival, March 17.
Visit plantmuseum.com for more information.
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida
The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida is located in Maitland and is one of the oldest facilities of its kind. The museum is open to the public free of charge six days each week, and houses permanent and temporary exhibits.
The Center’s mission is to use the history and lessons of the Holocaust to build a more inclusive community free of antisemitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry. Featuring Parallel Journeys, telling the stories of six teenagers who were witnesses, perpetrators, and victims of World War II and the Holocaust.
Featuring: Artistic Expression Through Conflict: The Use of Art in WWII
Visit holocaustedu.org for more information.
Lake Alfred Historical Society Museum
The Lake Alfred Historical Society Museum, incorporated in 1994, is dedicated to collecting and
preserving Lake Alfred’s rich history for present and future generations.
The museum displays artifacts and documents covering the railroad, citrus industry, schools,
businesses, clubs and organizations, early families of the city, and more. Our research room
houses historical books and documents dating back to the early 1900s and is available for use
by appointment. Admission to our museum is free.
Featuring: 2019 Lake Alfred Historical Society Museum Scavenger Hunt
For more information visit lakealfredhistoricalsociety.org.
Lilian Place Heritage Center
Lilian Place is the oldest grand house on Daytona's beachside. This Italianate Victorian house was built in 1884 by one of the city's first settlers Laurence Thompson (1848-1920). Lilian Place sat abandoned and neglected until December of 2009, when the Trust was awarded a Volusia County ECHO Grant to acquire this significant site.
Featuring: Victorian Tea on March 19.
For more information visit lilianplacehc.org.
Mary S Harrell Black Heritage Museum
Housed in the 19th century restored old Sacred Heart/St. Rita building, a collection of memorabilia and artifacts is used to promote an understanding and appreciation of African American history and culture through exhibits, programs and guided tours. A permanent exhibit, the Heritage House, also known as the “shotgun house,” with period furniture and accessories, is located across the street from the museum. The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Featuring: Breaking the Barrier: New Smyrna Beach’s Firsts through April.
For more information visit blackheritage.org.
McKee Botanical Garden
McKee Botanical Garden, located on an 18-acre tropical hammock in Vero Beach, Florida, is where native plants and exotic botanicals combine with Old Florida charm. The Garden features 10,000 native and tropical plants as well as one of the largest waterlily collections in the state of Florida comprised of nearly 500 plants. Thousands of visitors come to the Garden each year to learn about McKee’s rich history and enjoy the natural landscape of majestic palms, exotic plants, trees, waterfalls, tranquil streams, and historic structures.
For more information, visit mckeegarden.org.
Morean Arts Center
The Morean Arts Center is a community-based visual arts organization that’s been a part of the St. Petersburg cultural landscape since 1917. With a mission to connect people with art, the Morean Arts Center provides innovative arts education for all ages and abilities through classes, workshops, camps and free family fun. The Morean also hosts rotating contemporary exhibitions throughout the year, featuring local, regional and national artists with additional focus on emerging artists.
Featuring: Glass Art Society Member Exhibition and 2019 Glass Art Society Student Exhibition, March 9 - April 26
For more information, visit www.moreanartscenter.org.
Morean Center for Clay
The Morean Center for Clay is located in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg, FL, in the Historic Train Station on 22nd Street South. The facility offers educational courses in working with clay, studio space, gallery sales, exhibitions and is home to a renowned artist-in-residence program. With a goal of promoting and enhancing the education of contemporary and historic ceramics, it is one of the largest working potteries in southeast. Open to the public Tuesday-Saturday.
Featuring: Florida Heat Surface Presenters Exhibition through March 31.
For more information, visit moreanartscenter.org/center-for-clay/
Morean Glass Studio
A visit to the Morean Glass Studio is truly an adventure in glass. See daily live glassblowing demonstrations by our team of skilled artisans, try your hand with one of our many personal experiences offered at the Morean Glass Studio or shop the finished works on display in the Glass Studio Store. No ticket required for store entry, demonstrations are included with your Chihuly Collection admission ticket.
Visit www.moreanartscenter.org/hot-shop for more information.
Museum of Art – DeLand
The Museum of Art – DeLand promotes, fosters and encourages the creation, understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts by exhibiting selected works of national and international significance, supplemented by interpretive educational programming.
Presently the Museum changes exhibitions, which feature two- and three-dimensional works of artistic significance, quarterly in both gallery locations at 100 and 600 N Woodland Blvd in DeLand. See the website for information on tours, lectures, workshops, and exhibition schedules.
Visit moartdeland.org for more information.
Museum of Arts & Sciences
The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science, and history museum in Central Florida and features a planetarium, children’s museum, and collections based on African, American, Chinese, Cuban, Florida, and international decorative arts. Exhibits showcasing the prehistory of Florida, Coca-Cola memorabilia, classic cars, and a train station focusing on early American industrialism round out some of the collections that can be seen on permanent display.
Featuring: My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action, through May 5.
For more information, visit moas.org.
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida was founded by Margaret Acheson Stuart (1896—1980) and reflects her vision of providing outstanding examples of world art in an inviting, elegant setting.
From a collection covering 5,000 years of civilization in thousands of objects extending from antiquity to present, fascinating traveling exhibitions, and engaging programs and events in the heart of downtown’s scenic waterfront, the MFA is here for your discovery. The MFA is proud to have within its walls the only comprehensive art collection of its kind on Florida’s west coast. Highlights include masterpieces from Monet, O’Keeffe, De Kooning, Rauschenberg, and others, a sculpture garden, a glass gallery and one of the southeast’s largest and most respected photography collections.
Visit mfastpete.org for more information.
New Smyrna Museum of History
The New Smyrna Museum of History highlights the rich history of the Southeast Volusia county area. Originally founded in 1768 by Dr. Andrew Turnbull, his settlement, New Smyrna, lasted only nine years. The center of the museum is dedicated to this settlement and the brave and hearty souls who originally settled our area. The museum also features a timeline of local area history, an archive dedicated to the history of surfing on the East Coast of Florida as well as a working archaeology lab, The Grange / Moore Archaeology Research Center. The Museum is located at 120 Sam's Ave., New Smyrna Beach Florida 32168 and is an admission by donation facility.
Featuring: Andrea White, City Archaeologist for St. Augustine, discussing the Minorcan Connection between New Smyrna Beach and St. Augustine as well as other topics on March 14.
For more information visit nsbhistory.org.
Orange County Regional History Center
The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a historic courthouse in downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum also presents visiting exhibitions and a wide range of programs for all ages.
From documenting defining moments in our history, including the Pulse nightclub tragedy, to bearing witness to everyday life, the museum plays an invaluable role by serving as Central Florida’s storyteller for generations to come.
For more information, visit thehistorycenter.org.
Orlando Museum of Art
The Orlando Museum of Art presents over ten first-class visual art exhibitions annually in the heart of Central Florida. We offer award-winning enrichment programs, unlimited gallery tours, art-appreciation lectures, studio classes and numerous outreach programs. OMA seeks to inspire creativity, passion and intellectual curiosity by connecting people with art and new ideas. We look forward to seeing you here.
Featuring: Louis Dewis: A Belgian Post-Impressionist through April 21.
Visit omart.org for more information.
Ormond Memorial Art Museum
Nestled in downtown Ormond Beach, the Ormond Memorial Art Museum was founded in 1946 as a living monument to creative freedom and to commemorate the service of veterans who fought for that ideal. A revolving schedule of exhibitions features artwork by prominent Florida, regional and national artists. The permanent collection includes oil paintings by Malcolm Fraser, and extends to the surrounding lush gardens where sculptures honor veterans of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Featuring: Surface Interpretation: A solo exhibition featuring the artwork of Toni Slick through April 19.
For more information, visit ormondartmuseum.org.
Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum
The Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum features five (5) realistic dioramas showcasing the diverse assortment of natural habitats found within Osceola County, and a rotating temporary exhibit. The museum, created in partnership with Osceola County and the Osceola County Historical Society, educates visitors on the county’s rich history.
Featuring: Osceola Natives through April 14.
For more information visit osceolahistory.org.
Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek
Take a step back in time at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. Tour the ten-acre outdoor museum featuring original and replica structures from the 1860s to the 1930s. The Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek is comprised of a permanent collection of authentic structures which once stood in different areas of Osceola County. The original structures on display were carefully relocated to our present location and gently preserved.
Featuring: Dinw with the Departed on March 9.
Visit osceolahistory.org for more information.
Polk Museum of Art
The Polk Museum of Art is a Smithsonian affiliated, nationally accredited academic fine art museum located in Downtown Lakeland. The Museum presents outstanding exhibitions by renowned artists from around the world, educational programs for all ages, and a wonderful Gift Shop.
Featuring: La Francophonie Day on March 23.
For more information visit PolkMuseumofArt.org.
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
The Ponce Inlet Historical Museum located at 143 Beach Street consists of the Meyer-Davis House and Hasty Cottage/Post Office. Both buildings have been placed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places in 2016. The Meyer-Davis House is a Florida Cracker Style duplex built in 1920 by Capt. Redwood Wharton, Sr. Originally designed to serve as a vacation rental, the duplex was purchased and occupied by Edward L. Meyer, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse’s last civilian keeper, in 1939. The Hasty Cottage, a Florida Cracker-style dwelling was built by Nathaniel and Elizabeth Hasty in the 1880’s. In addition to its use as a fishing cabin, the Hasty Cottage served as Ponce Park’s last post office.
For more information visit ponce-inlet.org.
Rural Heritage Center
The Rural Heritage Center engages families and community in cultural and educational experiences by preserving rural traditions which teach lessons for present and future generations. While the Island & Village of Geneva Rural Heritage Center, Inc. was formed in 2007, the Seminole County School Board donated the historic Geneva School House to serve as its home in 2009. The Center has partnered with the neighboring rural communities of Black Hammock and Chuluota to create a community learning center to provide hands-on learning to the Central Florida community.
For more information visit ruralheritagecenter.net.
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology promotes the cultural understanding and appreciation for textiles, fiber arts and associated objects within the University and surrounding communities.
Featuring: Designed to Mobilize: Propaganda Kimono 1920 - 1945, on view through May 4.
For more information visit textiles.fit.edu.
Safford House Museum
The home of one of the city’s original developers is a journey back in time - restored to its original Victorian splendor and open to the public. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a fine example of late 19th century Florida vernacular architecture and is filled with period furnishings and original family possessions that bring the Safford family to life. A visit offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the family and to experience Florida life more than 100 years ago.
For more information visit TarponArts.org
Sams House at Pine Island Conservation Area
The Sams House at Pine Island Conservation Area is rich in history. Our museum spans from
the Ice Age all the way through to modern time. The history of our area is pieced together from a
mastodon jaw, pottery sherds, and 19th century farm tools all viewable in our museum. Situated
in the oldest standing home in Brevard County our small but mighty museum takes you back in
time to explore what Florida used to be.
Featuring: A Pioneer House Tour on March 23rd
For more information visit brevardfl.gov.
Southeast Museum of Photography
The Southeast Museum of Photography exhibits, collects, preserves, and interprets photography to facilitate teaching and learning at Daytona State College, and enhances the community's understanding and appreciation of culture, history, art, and photography. SMP strives to provide its community with a diverse array of engagements and exhibitions, and actively enhances arts culture in Central Florida.
Featuring: Portraiture: A Formal Approach n display through April 20.
Visit smponline.org for more information.
St. Cloud Heritage Museum
The Woman’s Club of St. Cloud Heritage Museum was founded in 2005. It is housed in the Veteran’s Memorial Library that was built in 1922. St. Cloud was founded in 1909 as a retirement colony for Union Veterans of the Civil War. Its nickname is “Soldier City.” The museum holds an enormous amount of information about the founding of the city and subsequent growth. Admission is by donation.
Featuring: A Day In The Life: Pioneer Women in St. Cloud on March 30.
For more information visit stcloudheritagemuseum.com.
St. Petersburg Museum of History
The St. Petersburg Museum of History has been sharing the stories of the Sunshine City for 99 years on our beautiful downtown waterfront. Celebrating the world's first commercial airliner, the largest collection of autographed baseballs, local oddities including a two-headed calf and a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy, and award-winning traveling exhibitions that rotate periodically throughout the year, the Museum of History offers exhibits for all ages and interests. With plans for expansion in 2020, the Museum is excited to welcome a 4,000-square-foot second floor gallery space that will house dynamic exhibitions of our permanent collection of historic St. Petersburg and Florida documents and artifacts.
Featuring: The Allure of Florida Fishing - Tales from the World's Fishing Capital.
For more information visit HistoryStPete.org
Tampa Museum of Art
The Tampa Museum of Art opened its award-winning new building in 2010 with a commitment to provide innovative public programs with a focus on ancient, modern, and contemporary art. The Museum balances a growing collection, including one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States, with a dynamic annual schedule of special exhibitions. The region’s largest institution devoted to the art of our time, the Museum has fostered a reputation for presenting contemporary photography and new media; most notably, Leo Villareal’s Sky (Tampa), a 14,000-square-foot LED installation on its south façade, has become an iconic landmark for Tampa. Since its founding in 1979, the Museum has been dedicated to providing quality education to students and adults, with more than half of its programs offered free of charge. The Museum is home to Riverwalk Café at TMA, operated by SaltBlock Hospitality. The cafe overlooks the Hillsborough River, and has emerged as Tampa’s premier venue for special events.
Featuring Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations through May 27.
For more information, visit tampamuseum.org.
Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum
This beautifully renovated facility, formerly a library, has two separate wings. The History Wing houses exhibits about the Greek community of Tarpon Springs, a collection of Native American archaeological artifacts from local excavations, and an exhibit detailing the history of Tarpon Springs’ Women’s Club. The ecology wing features the large-scale murals of Tarpon Springs artist Christopher Still. The murals are fine giclee reproductions of the series that hangs in the chambers of Florida House of Representatives, and tell the story of the state’s vivid history.
Featuring: Lunch and Learn Series “Diving into Genealogy” – March 19, 11:30 AM.
For more information visit TarponArts.org.
The Casements, so named for its charming casement windows, was built in 1913. In 1918, John D. Rockefeller, the Standard Oil billionaire, purchased the house and lived in the home during the winters until his death in 1937 at the age of 97. Today the home is owned and operated by The City of Ormond Beach as its Cultural Center. Guided tours are offered daily as well as classes, special events and private rentals.
Featuring: The Casements Camera Club 26th Annual Ebony & Ivory Photography Show through March 28.
For more information visit thecasements.net.
USF Contemporary Art Museum
The USF Contemporary Art Museum organizes and presents significant and investigative exhibitions of contemporary art from Florida, the United States, and around the world. Changing exhibitions are designed to introduce students, faculty, and the Tampa Bay community to current cultural trends. USFCAM underwrites new projects by emerging artists, and maintains the university’s art collection of more than 5,000 works. Educational programs include InsideART, a free online secondary school curriculum that integrates social studies and science with contemporary art.
Visit cam.usf.edu for more information.
Valiant Air Command, Inc. Warbird Museum
Experience historic military warbirds! Founded in 1977, the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum has a continually growing collection of over 45 warbirds from the beginning of aviation to the present day. The VAC is a non-profit aviation museum dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and education of historical military aircraft from pre-World War I to the present. The VAC also recognizes and honors the men and women who built, flew, and maintained these extraordinary aircraft.
Featuring: 42nd Space Coast Warbird AirShow, March 15 - 17
For more information, visit valiantaircommand.com.
The Vero Beach Museum of Art
The VBMA, is the largest cultural arts facility of its kind on Florida's Treasure Coast, is a precious cultural gem that is admired and appreciated by residents and tourists alike. This accredited art museum and educational institution provides cultural leadership and enrichment for the public through a wide variety of educational, studio art and humanities programs, a diversity of world-class exhibitions, and the collection, preservation and presentation of important American and international works of art.
Featuring: Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement, through May 5
For more information visit vbmuseum.org
West Volusia Historical Society
The West Volusia Historical Society operates the Henry A. DeLand House Museum. The Conrad Research Center and several medical rooms in the DeLand Memorial Hospital and Veterans Museum. The DeLand House Museum and the is open five days a week for docent led tours as is the DeLand Memorial Hospital and Veterans Museum. The public is invited to monthly speaking programs and events are scheduled throughout the year.
Featuring: First Ladies of West Volusia, The Women who made a difference on March 19.
For more information visit delandhouse.com.
Winter Garden Heritage Foundation
The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation’s mission is to preserve the heritage and architecture of West Orange County, while creating new cultural experiences. Since 1994, the Foundation has been an integral part of the preservation and revitalization of historic downtown Winter Garden, fostering an understanding of the many transformations that have shaped the area. The Foundation accomplishes its mission by operating The Heritage Museum, the History Research and Education Center and Visitors’ Center, and the Central Florida Railroad Museum.
Visit wghf.org for more information.
Ybor City Museum State Park
The Ybor City Museum State Park is a cultural monument and historical museum in the heart of Tampa’s National Historic Landmark District that takes visitors back in time and reveals the diversity and culture of a neighbourhood and an empire. Experience an urban oasis and learn about the immigrants who settled, lived in and built the thriving community of Ybor City all around a man and his vision of Cigar manufacturing. Immerse yourself with a guided tour through a recreated cigar worker’s home before relaxing near the fountain in the beautiful garden courtyard.
Featuring: Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop. on March 7.
For more information visit floridastateparks.org.