Our longtime community partner, Orange County Regional History Center, will have a special exhibit opening this Saturday.
"Community: Five Years After the Pulse Tragedy" On exhibit May 29 – August 15
The Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016 and the subsequent response forever changed Orlando – exemplified by the immense outpouring of support and love shown by locals in the days, months, and years that followed. However, the impact of the tragedy was not limited to the physical boundaries of Central Florida. The Orange County Regional History Center’s 2021 remembrance exhibition, Community: Five Years After the Pulse Tragedy, examines how communities of all kinds were touched both locally and across the globe. Visitors will follow the story of Pulse nightclub, from its earliest conception through 2016, as well as the response to the devastating event and the lasting impact in the time since. Through the telling of this important part of our collective history, the museum seeks to celebrate the spirit of community and honor the 49 victims and all of those affected.
To ensure that this exhibition is accessible to the entire community, we will offer free admission June 5 -13. The white memorial crosses will be available for viewing June 11-13.
Join us online on June 4 for our Lunch & Learn program: Pulse: Looking Back Over the Past Five Years.
*Photo by Michael Maguire