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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: Where's the Orange in Orange County?


Program Description

At one time, Central Florida was mostly rural farmland. Using a graph that charts the number of acres of citrus groves located in Orange County in each decade of the 20th century, this in-class presentation explains how transportation advances, historic events, technological advances, product development, weather, and population growth affected the citrus industry and eventually transformed


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Workshops & Classes
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: History, Science, Social Studies
Population Served Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

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

Length of :Program 30 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.

Fees / Ticketing:

$75 first presentation; $50 for each additional presentation on the same day. Max # of presentations per day: 5

Supporting Materials

Early Tourism in Florida


Economic Changes in Florida History


Significant Events in Florida History


Significant Events Timeline


Where's the Orange in Orange County?



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.