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Lake and Orange Counties: A Century of Change

September Dine and Learn Luncheon with the Modernism Museum

Join the Modernism Museum and Jim Crescitelli at 1921 Mount Dora for a discussion about the history of West Orange County and the Lake Apopka region through the people who settled here. Native Americans, pioneers drawn from the Deep South, farmers and citrus workers, and people brought here by 20th century theme parks and the aerospace industry all shaped this part of Central Florida. Photographs from the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation archive tell a story of boom times and rapid growth, severe downturns in the citrus industry, the demise of Lake Apopka, and the renaissance that began in the late 1990s.

Jim Crescitelli is the Program Director for the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. He’s been interested in the history of West Orange County and the Lake Apopka region since moving here in 1978 from New York. He began photographing the area and gathering its history through books, newspapers, and the recollections of residents.

Please call the Modernism Museum at (352) 385-0034 to reserve your spot. Luncheon begins at 12:30 pm. Limited seating is available. Price is $35, and includes a three- course, prix-fixe menu with the lecture.

Earlier Event: September 7
The New World Band, Live at the Museum!