UCF Public History Center


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Update on the Public History Center's operation in the Student Museum Building

The University of Central Florida’s lease on the center will expire on July 31.

UCF and building owner Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) have been in discussion about whether an arrangement can be reached to transfer the building to UCF’s ownership. An agreement has not been reached to date. If the lease expires, UCF will transition the building back to SCPS, who would make any decisions regarding the future of the facility.

UCF would like to maintain a partnership with SCPS and is committed to continuing its community outreach programs.


Visit the Public History Center, located in historic Sanford, Florida. Your journey into the past awaits!

map icon301 W. 7th Street
Sanford, FL 32771

(407) 936-1679

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat
9:00am – 5:00pm

Admission: $5 per person, children 3 and under free

Guided and self-guided tours available
Call 407-936-1679 for more information.

The Public History Center is a unique partnership of Seminole County Public Schools and the University of Central Florida.

Become a Volunteer

Share your talents, interests, and free time with the community as a Public History Center volunteer! Guide tours, assist with special events, or even develop and preserve exhibits, all as a volunteer. To learn more about exciting volunteer opportunities, click here.

Help make history... support the Public History Center. Donations allow the Public History Center to preserve history and share it with hundreds of visitors each week.


2015 Summer Discovery Program

Monday, June 8, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015

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Public History Center  •  301 W. 7th Street, Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: 407-936-1679  •   E-mail: publichistorycenter@ucf.edu
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