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!


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.


We are a Blue Star Museum


Phi Alpha Theta Distinguished Lecture

Monday, March 2, 2015; 5:15pm - 7:00pm

Fairy Wings & Fantastic Things - A Nature Discovery Workshop

Saturday, March 14, 2015; 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Documentary to Look at Academic Freedom, Censorship in 1920s
“Filthy Dreamers,” a documentary that looks at the effort of students, faculty and the president of Florida State Women’s College to stand up for academic freedom and against censorship in the 1920s, will be shown at 1 p. [Read More]

UCF Filmmakers Win Emmy for Documentary

Film Filthy Dreamers screens at Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival

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