EventsPine Castle Pioneer Days Local History Presentations on February 22, 2020
Pine Castle Pioneer Days, February 2020, magazine featuring cover art by local artist Mark Baird. As noted in the magazine, his original artwork depicts Will Harney's original Pine Castle on the shores of Lake Conway... Enjoy these speaker highli ... Read more
PlacesThe Quality of Education in Orange County: Then & Now
We need people educated and I think we here in Orlando stand at really the foreground. We have all of the facilities that are available and we can take care of a lot of students at the university and prepare them for technological jobs. There are plenty o ... Read more
PeopleDr. Benjamin Patz Explains Orlando's Charge Particle Accelerometer Project
Before moving to Orlando, research scientist Dr. Benjamin Patz worked at Martin Marietta in Middle River on Orlando's Charge Particle Accelerometer Project. Specifically, he was asked to calculate what the discharge rate would be due to cosmic rays. Whe ... Read more
PeopleWWII Veteran Earl K. Wood
Earl K. Wood was assigned to the 100th Infantry Division, replacement forces in the Battle of the Bulge. He put in for the Army Air Force and made it. "Woody" served 5 years as a Technical Sergeant during WWII. He was in Stuggart, Germany when the war end ... Read more
PeopleWWII Veteran Felix Monell
Known as the Bazooka Man by his platoon, Felix Monell spent days behind enemy lines stringing up wire for U.S. troop communications in Italy during WWII. He was awarded the bronze star with the oak leaf cluster for his service to our country in the 361st ... Read more
PlacesSaint James Cathedral: This is where God lives...
September 11th, 2011 oral history interview with Orlando attorney Michael R. Walsh at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. Hear highlights from his interview in this 6 minute excerpt. Mr. Walsh came to Orlando in May 1964 and remembers how beau ... Read more
PeopleSister Mary Katherine Palisin, Sisters of Notre Dame nun.
Sister Mary Katherine Palisin, Sisters of Notre Dame nun, remembers how her parents had a "living love for this country," the United States of America, which they passed on to her and her siblings. In this excerpt from an oral history interview at St ... Read more