Orange County Regional History Center is Brrrewing up Alternatives To Beat The Cold
Come visit the History Center and stay out of the cold. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Central Florida Tuesday, January 7. To help keep guests nice and warm, the Orange County Regional History Center will be offering free hot chocolate and coffee to all of its paid guests on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to closing at 5:00 p.m.
While there, be sure to check out two familiar residents who know all too well about braving the cold. “BAERthoven” and “SchuBAERt” are two of the museum’s polar bears, named after Bill Baer – one of Orlando’s most famous residents. The pair were familiar sights to Winter Park and Altamonte Mall appliance shoppers in the 1950s and 1960s, and are now located on the first floor of the History Center.
The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a restored historic five-story 1927 county courthouse in downtown Orlando, showcases the vast collection of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. The museum features three floors of permanent exhibitions and also presents nationally important limited-run exhibitions. The museum, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, is accredited by the American Association of Museums.