The Open Air School
The life story of education pioneer Erna Wentzler Achenbach and the legacy of The Open Air School, as told by her daughter Irma Scudder Achenbach. The Open Air School was the first private school in Orlando. My mother said that she had to go around and ... Read more
The Oral History Program
The Oral History Program In the early 1970s Hatabel Hyer (a member of one of Orlando's oldest families) was interested in recording the history of our community and, taking a portable recorder into the homes of older residents to record their stories, sh ... Read more
Erna Achenbach
Mrs. Erna Achenbach was the founder and operator of one of the earliest and longest running pre-schools in central Florida, the Open Air School. She was interviewed by Eleanor Fisher on June 25, 1975 for the Friends of the Orlando Public Library's Oral Hi ... Read more