UCF Public History Center


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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!


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.

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.

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.


Film Screening: Filthy Dreamers

Tuesday, March 31, 2015; 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Resume/CV Writing and Interviewing Tips

Tuesday, April 7, 2015; 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Lunch and Learn: Career Paths for History Majors

Thursday, April 9, 2015; 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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photoHistoric Preservation Class Nominates Jacksonville Film Studio to Become National Historic Landmark
Described as a legacy to the silent film era, the five-building campus of Norman Laboratories on Arlington Road won’t stay silent for much longer. Rita Reagan, outreach coordinator for Norman Studios, has been working for 20 years to give the studios historic recognition. [Read More]

Documentary to Look at Academic Freedom, Censorship in 1920s

UCF Filmmakers Win Emmy for Documentary

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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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