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Winter Garden Heritage Foundation

Winter Garden Heritage Foundation

Situated in the heart of West Orange County’s former citrus and agricultural empire, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation brings history to life. Our hands-on educational programs involve our architecture; citizen heroes who made the region what it is today; and immerse students in the region’s

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In-school Program: Timucua, Trains, and Trees


Program Description

In this interactive presentation, students walk through the late 19th and 20th century decade by decade, using photos from the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation archives to discuss national and international events and how those events impacted Central Florida. Some of the topics discussed are: the effect of the building of railroads in Florida; the Boom years of 1910-1929; early Florida tourism; the


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Workshops & Classes
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: History, Science, Social Studies
Population Served Grade 4, Grade 5
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout the school year.

Length of :Program 45 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Projection screen (or blank wall); video projector (if available; if not, we will bring one).


The presentation can take place in a classroom or auditorium at the school.

Fees / Ticketing:

$75 first presentation; $50 for each additional presentation on the same day. Maximum number of presentations in one day: 5

Supporting Materials

Timucua, Trains, and Trees In-School Presentation


Early Florida Tourism


Economic Changes in Florida History


Significant Events in Florida History


Significant Events Timeline



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
Instructors receive annual professional development training: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Standards are customized for every classroom visit: Yes

Cancellation Policy

We are very flexible regarding cancellations.