Orange County Government, Florida
Carrie Proudfit, Public Information Officer
(407) 461-8796 or Carrie.Proudfit@ocfl.net
12 October 2016
Memorial Fleur-De-Lis to be Presented at One Orlando Collection Dedication Event this Friday at Orange County’s Regional History Center

WHAT:

The Orange County Regional History Center is honored to be presented with a one-of-a kind New Orleans fleur-de-lis, which displays personal messages of condolences and support in honor of those affected by the June 12 Pulse tragedy that took the lives of 49 innocent people in Orlando.

Representatives from the New Orleans LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) and tourism communities will formally present the 5-foot monument for dedication into the One Orlando Collection Oct. 14 at the Orange County Regional History Center. This gift was organized by the New Orleans Tourism & New Orleans LGBT Hospitality Alliance, who are working to help build partnerships and increase the visibility and awareness of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender hospitality industry and alliances.

The One Orlando Collection Initiative is a partnership between Orange County Government and the City of Orlando. Following the Pulse tragedy, Orange County’s Regional History Center became the repository and caretaker responsible for photographing, cataloguing, removing and preserving thousands of tribute items and mementos. To date, Orange County’s History Center estimates that they have collected nearly 5,000 pieces, curated from various public memorial sites throughout Central Florida.

WHO:

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs
Orange County Regional History Center Manager Michael Perkins
New Orleans LGBT Hospitality Alliance and New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation

WHEN:

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at 11 a.m.

WHERE:

Orange County Regional History Center,
65 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801

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The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a historic courthouse at 65 E. Central Blvd. in downtown Orlando, features four floors of permanent and limited-run exhibitions. The museum is a Smithsonian Institution affiliate and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Orange County Regional History Center is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Family Services Department under Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners. The Historical Society of Central Florida Inc. is supported by United Arts of Central Florida and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.