The origin of the plaque has not been confirmed but resembles, in subject and medium, the works of John Joseph Boyle. Similarities to the works of Hermon Atkins MacNeil and John Farle have also been made. The plaque depicts the “Corn Dance.” It measures four feet by two feet and weighs 185 pounds.
In 2015, the Genealogy Collection moved from the Orlando Public Library to the West Oaks Library, and the Corn Dance Place is now at the West Oaks Library.
Plaque: American Indians “Corn Dance” commemorating the United States of America Bicentennial. Florida State Society Daughters of the American Revolution honoring Mrs. Francis Daniel Campbell, State Regent; Mrs. John Dean Milton, Vice Regent; Mrs. Joseph R. Tracey, Second Vice Regent; Mrs. Normal B. Merkel, Chaplain; Mrs. David Wurst, Recording Secretary; Mrs. James MacKinnon, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. John M. Buckner, Treasurer; Miss Lucy Sprigg Dorsey, Registrar; Mrs. Wallace Dawkins, Historian; Mrs. Thorwalk Nin, Librarian; Mrs. James L. Strait, Jr., Bicentennial Chairman.Back to top