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Free Local History Event + Barbeque This Saturday

Interested in local history and stories? Then come out on Saturday, May 16, and help us learn and share more stories about the Audubon Park Garden District.
Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 4.46.01 PMJoin historians Chris French (Project Lead on the Polasek Musem Capen House move) and Scot French, UCF professor and digital public historian, as they guide the storytelling. UCF Professor Barry Mauer, along with some of his students from the Citizen Curator Project, will also be joining us.
Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 4.51.15 PMBring your best stories, pictures and memorabilia from the last 60 years in Audubon Park and the surrounding communities. Whether you have lived here since the first homes were built or have just recently made your home here, you will not want to miss this opportunity to learn more of our history firsthand. Saturday will be a great opportunity to engage with neighbors and learn this district’s evolution from sleepy working class suburban neighborhood to nationally recognized cultural and food hotspot.
Photo via Orlando Sentinel.
Photo via Orlando Sentinel.
This citizen curator event is sponsored by Audubon Park Covenant Church (3219 Chelsea Street, Orlando 32803) and will be held at their location, Saturday, May 16th starting at 3:30 p.m.
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Then stick around until 5 p.m. to partake in the Potluck BBQ. Bring a side dish to share, APCC is bringing the barbeque! There will also be a bounce house, karaoke and entertainment for everyone. Starting at 6 p.m.Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream Truck will be on hand with the best homemade ice cream in Central Florida.
If you can’t attend, do please share your local pictures, maps, brochures, stories and more with us at sarah.r.robinson@gmail.com. The citizen curator project is a wonderful way to build and record local stories and this activity on Saturday is the first step towards building a complete local history.
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