Just a few miles north of Orlando in the city of Maitland (exit 90 of I-4) please visit the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida. It's appropriate for families -- no gruesome images -- and focuses on the stories of local survivors and educating the community about tolerance and character education. It has a modest permanent exhibit, a 6,000 volume library, and a gallery with exhibits. Admission is free; it takes about one hour to see everything.
This is the former Pierson Train Depot which, like the other 25+ buildings escaped demolition by being re-erected here.
Dont look for info on the internet. I have emailed them several times over the past 5 years to get their act together, but their website has a blurry pic and a phone number. It seems their marketing is in the 1880s too LOL.
Take Interstate 4 east, go through Orlando and take the Orange City/DeLand exit (Graves Avenue) that leads to U.S. Highway 17-92. Drive through DeLand and DeLeon Springs. U.S. 17-92 becomes U.S. 17. Turn west on Route 40. The settlement is one block past the railroad tracks on the left side.
The OMA Associates host 1st Thursdays events the first Thursday of every month from 6-9pm. The OMA’s atmosphere changes each month for 1st Thursdays with themed exhibitions by local artists. Guests party to live music by popular local bands or DJs. A cash bar and refreshments are available. Admission includes free access to the OMA’s galleries.
The Orlando Museum of Art is one of the South's finest, housing both national and international. Featured permanently are 19th and 20th century African, American, and pre-Columbian Art. It is located on 2416 N. Mills Ave. (Highway 17-92) between Princeton St. and Rollins.
Hours of Operation: Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm; closed Mondays and holidays.
Cost: $6 for adults, $4 for seniors (55+), $4 for students with a valid ID, $4 for groups of 15 or more and $2 for children (ages 4-11). Admission is free for children 3 and under.
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