UCF Public History Center


Provide opportunities for learning through public interaction, engaging workshops and access to the past { Find out more }


Offering integrated curriculum-based programming for students K-12 { Find out more }


Conducting research that impacts the local and global { Find out more }

History Beyond the Classroom

Built in 1902, this Romanesque revival style school building has a rich history, and serves as a focal point for cultural heritage in Central Florida. Visit the Public History Center and begin a journey into our past. Discover what school and home life were like at the turn of the century. There is something of historic interest for all ages!


Now open to the public!

Visit the Public History Center, located in historic Sanford, Florida. Your journey into the past awaits!

map icon301 W. 7th Street
Sanford, FL 32771

(407) 936-1679

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat
9:00am – 5:00pm

Admission: $5 per person, children 3 and under free

Guided and self-guided tours available
Call 407-936-1679 for more information.

The Public History Center is a unique partnership of Seminole County Public Schools and the University of Central Florida.



Fall Community Workshop Series: Fun With Pinch Pot Pottery

Saturday, November 1, 2014; 10:00am - 12:00pm

Veterans Week - A Week of Honor and Rememberance

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Friday, November 14, 2014

Fall Community Workshop Series: Turn Of The Century Hand-Quiliting

Saturday, November 15, 2014; 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Student Documentary Nominated for Suncoast Emmy Award
The Committee, a documentary produced by faculty and students from the UCF History department and UCF School of Visual Art and Design (SVAD), in partnership with the Burnett Honors College and the UCF Center for Distributed Learning, was recently nominated for two Suncoast Emmy Awards, in the "Historical Documentary" and "Editing" categories. [Read More]

History Graduate Student Presents Podcast at Statewide Council Meeting

New Book Analyzes Revolution that 'Changed Cuba and the World'

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Become a Volunteer

Share your talents, interests, and free time with the community as a Public History Center volunteer! Guide tours, assist with special events, or even develop and preserve exhibits, all as a volunteer. To learn more about exciting volunteer opportunities, click here.

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Help make history... support the Public History Center. Donations allow the Public History Center to preserve history and share it with hundreds of visitors each week.

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Public History Center  •  301 W. 7th Street, Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: 407-936-1679  •   E-mail: publichistorycenter@ucf.edu
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