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.



A History of Central Florida Podcast Screening

Friday, July 25, 2014; 12:00pm


Public History Internship & Project Showcase

Friday, August 1, 2014; 2:00pm

Florida Folklife Program Presents Seminole County Folk Forum

Saturday, August 9, 2014; 10:30am - 4:30pm

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Hakan ÖzoğluÖzoğlu's Lessons Featured by The New York Times
The New York Times recently featured an article penned by Hakan Özoğlu. "Lessons From the Idea, and Rejection, of Kurdistan" appears among editorials by noted authors in the Times' “How to Redraw the World Map” series. [Read More]

RICHES Rated Among Best Resources for Historical Research

UCF Researchers Compile Histories of Assisted-Living Residents

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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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