The architect’s rendering of the new History Research and Education Center includes features typical of historic railroad depots. such as a steeply pitched roof, bracketed overhangs, cargo doors, and recessed entries.
Check out a video of our groundbreaking event of October 16, 2013!
The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation recently became the proud owners of a piece of property that we hope will soon become the permanent home of the History Research and Education Center. The property, directly east of and adjacent to the Heritage Museum, was secured with the help of a large donation from one of our financial partners.
We’re excited about the opportunity to finally have a permanent, climate-controlled, fire-safe environment suitable for properly storing and maintaining our extensive collection of objects, documents, photographs and books of historic significance. In addition, we’re planning for the space to include administrative offices and space for visiting school groups and researchers. Our desire is to create a structure that complements the historic nature of downtown, perhaps recreating the 1906 wooden railroad depot that once stood at that location.
A capital campaign to finance the construction of the building is underway!
Be a part of the journey by making a contribution! Your initial donation will enable us to complete the property purchase and begin construction. A long-term pledge paid monthly, quarterly or annually over the next five years will ensure that the legacy we have started will remain for future generations. Just click “Donate.” Thanks for your support!