History

Giving Thanks to History


Many characterize Thanksgiving by the Macy’s Day Parade, overeating without judgement and elastic waistbands. If we’re lucky, maybe the weather will even drop below 70 degrees so we can put on a sweater. Orlando may not have any longstanding Turkey Day traditions, but that’s not to say we haven’t been creative in celebrating the holiday. In honor of our favorite […]

Disney Downtown: Walt visits Orlando


On Nov. 15, 1965, a press conference held in the Egyptian Room at the Cherry Plaza Hotel officially confirmed what many had already suspected: Walt Disney Productions was expanding its wildly popular company to Central Florida, purchasing thousands of acres in both Orange and Osceola Counties. Joined by Governor Haydon Burns and company co-founder Roy O. Disney, Walt Disney himself […]

The Way We Were: More than 50 years of artistry


For over half a century, the City of Orlando Pottery Studio has been a bright space where creative hands have turned clay into extraordinary things. One of the finest pottery studios in Central Florida, they provide a safe atmosphere where individuals of any age may explore, invent, learn and create pottery at their own pace. In 1963, Ann Robinson and […]


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