Information compiled and written by Robert Voss
Winter Park, Florida – Starting on Thursday, June 17th, 2021, the Rollins College: Florida First College, The Early Years 1885-1935 exhibit opens. This is a must see exhibit in Central Florida for people who love the education field and or a student forever. There is plenty of time to see this exhibit because it will be up for public viewing for eighteen month ending in December 2022. Free admission for all; take your family and friends to this museum.
It is a short drive from downtown Orlando to Downtown Winter Park. Check your GPS for the best route there. There are some streets parking near the museum building. You may have to street around for street parking and or find a public parking garage. They are located at 200 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789
Immerse yourself in the first 50 years of Rollins History. This exhibition will guide visitors through the first decades of the Rollins story — a period of incredible struggles and triumphs for this resilient school.
The exhibit provides the visitor with an interactive experience of college life during this 50-year timeframe. It features recreations, including a 1930s dormitory room, President Hamilton Holt’s “Conference Plan” classroom, and a student union displaying college life and fashion. The exhibit will also feature a children’s playroom designed as a turn-of-the century classroom with period wooden desks, books, and toys
About the Winter Park History Museum
The Winter Park History Museum seeks to research and preserve the abundant, history of Winter Park and its surrounding area, and tell our town’s story through free educational exhibits, lecture series and outreach programs.
The Association fulfills this mission by providing the Winter Park community with an engaging museum staffed and open without charge, five days a week. The WPHM also provides a Winter Speaker Series and community outreach programs such as Be My Neighbor Day and the “Hands on History” event at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.
There operating hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10am – 4pm, and Saturday 10am – 2pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday. This museum is supported by The City of Winter Park, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum Foundation, Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation, Central Florida Foundation, Joe & Sarah Galloway Foundation, membership dues, and private donations.
If you would like to make a donation to the Winter Park History Museum please visit this link at www.wphistory.org/donate/
Come visit the first fifty years of Rollins College exhibit at the Winter Park History Museum. The museum’s motto is Collect. Preserve. Exhibit. For current and past museum exhibits please visit www.wphisotry.org .