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What’s your favorite Orlando area historic icon? Vote now 100 Historic Icons of Orlando Exhibit

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:57 am







What’s your favorite memory from historic Orlando?

Ronnie’s Restaurant? Rosie O’Grady’s?

There is still time to submit your favorites for the Orange County Regional History Center’s 100 Historic Icons of Orlando Exhibition: 1960-1985.

“The submissions that have been coming in so far have been great. Places such as Ronnie’s and Rosie O’Grady’s made a lasting impact,” said organizer Jason Zangari, in a release from the center.

The submission period runs through
July 31. You can submit your idea of an Orlando Icon by visiting Once submissions are completed, the community will have an opportunity to be a part of the voting process. Details on voting are available on the 100 Historic Icons of Orlando website,

The exhibition is slated to be unveiled Nov. 29. The History Center, in partnership with the Orlando Remembered Committee, aspire to document the time period spanning from 1960 – 1985.

“My experience is that the memories of the 50’s are expressed with great passion. I believe there is an equal emotional attachment of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. We want people to tell us their stories, and what was exciting in their early years in their neighborhood,” said Mark Line, Chair, Orlando Remembered.

What’s an Icon?
A person, place, event or object regarded as a representative historic symbol of life in the Orlando Metropolitan Area from 1960-1985.

Criteria for submission
The icon must be a person, place, event or object associated with the Orlando Metropolitan Area from 1960-1985.

The objects should be readily recognizable to those who lived in the Orlando Area from 1960-1985.

The Places should symbolize living in Orlando from 1960-1985.

An event can be local or global but should have significance in the Orlando area between 1960 and 1985. Personal memories are welcomed, but should be put into context within the greater Orlando area.

People who left an indelible mark on Orlando. People who were locals who defined this era.

About the Orange County Regional History Center
The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a restored historic five-story 1927 courthouse in downtown Orlando, showcases the vast collection of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. The museum features four floors of permanent exhibits and presents nationally limited-run exhibitions. The museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and accredited by the American Association of Museums. We honor the Past, Explore the Present to Shape the Future. We do this through preserving our local history, acting as a repository for the community’s artifacts, archives and collections, and through providing a place for non-partisan dialogue on our community and history, through educational programs and exhibits, which reinforce that we all are part of history.

The Orange County Regional History Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. General admission during major exhibitions is $15; seniors (60+), students, and military with I.D. $13; and children ages 5-12 $12. Historical Society Members and children ages 4 and under are free. Parking is available at the adjacent Orlando Public Library garage on Central Blvd. For general information, call 407-836-8500 or visit