Art & History Museums - Maitland

Art & History Museums - Maitland

About the A&H

The Art & History Museums – Maitland is home to five museums that foster an appreciation for art and history through immersive experiences, including exhibitions, events, artist residencies and education programs.

The A&H’s Maitland Art Center campus was founded as an artist colony in 1937 by visionary American artist and architect, Jules André Smith, and is the only National Historic Landmark in the four-county area of Central Florida. The Landmark status was awarded due to the Mayan Revival architecture — including 200+ murals & sculptures throughout the campus — and significance as a retreat for notable American artists.

Our five museums include: Maitland Art Center, Maitland Historical Museum and Telephone Museum on our main campus, and the Waterhouse Residence Museum and Carpentry Shop Museum on our Lake Lily campus.

The A&H’s educational opportunities for schools include:

1. Student visits to the main campus museums, along with activities related to what they learn at these museums.

2. Outreach visits to schools, where A&H education staff teaches printmaking history and students are guided to make their own prints.

About the museums:

The A&H’s Maitland Art Center galleries offer a more immersive experience than a static museum, and encourages visitors to take a closer look at the artists and the artistic process. Exhibitions change 3-4 times per year, and features works by André Smith, other notable resident artists from his time, as well as contemporary American artists examining a range of modern issues.

The Telephone Museum collection includes equipment and archives representing the story of the Galloway family who started telephone service in this area, and the Winter Park Telephone Company of 1913-1979. The collection, one of the most extensive in the Southeast, includes a working switching station, military field equipment, and much more.

The A&H’s Maitland Historical Museum examines the history of Maitland’s founding families, featuring archival photographs, artifacts and documents that exhibit their stories as they relate to the economic, technological and social aspects of the American experience. The Museum also examines the broader history of Central Florida along with Maitland and surrounding towns.


  231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, FL 32751


407.539.2181 x 266


Circuits, Connectivity, Communication

Program description

Join the Art & History Museums of Maitland to tour our interactive Telephone Museum. Students will learn how to create their own circuit boards with this STEM programming. Students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and hands-on experience with building a circuit to communicate with each other using Morse code.

Students will gain a basic understanding of circuitry and the components that need to come together in order to make a simple circuit work. We will go over the history of communication introducing big inventors who helped in the advancement of communication. Then students will have an opportunity to create their own circuit board with the tools and materials we provide. There will also be opportunities for them to troubleshoot and figure out on their own how to add components and make an even more complex circuit. 

Booking / scheduling contact

Education Coordinator

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Multi-discipline
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Field Trip
Population served: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: History, Science
Bilingual: No


Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provide Lesson Plans: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Instructors receive annual professional development training: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Standards are customized for every classroom visit: Yes