Orange County Government, Florida

BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY: The One Orlando Collection Initiative

The Historical Society of Central Florida, on behalf of the Orange County Regional History Center, is committed to being the repository for the physical and digital memory of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub tragedy, which occurred on June 12, 2016.

In partnership with the City of Orlando and Orange County Government, the History Center is actively removing items from the various temporary memorial sites in order to preserve them for the long-term memory of our community. The History Center will also be collecting other items related to the event.

It is important to collect memorials, photographs, stories, social media items, artwork, and all items associated with this event now so that they will be available in the future for commemoration, education, display, and scholarship.

The History Center and its staff are committed to working collaboratively with any individuals, institutions, or agencies toward the goal of expanding our shared understanding of these defining events and their continuing legacies.

In all activities and collecting, the museum’s staff and its governing body will act with integrity and sensitivity in our efforts to preserve items related to this singular and tragic in the history of Orlando and its affected communities.

If you have questions, items to donate, or a story to tell, please reach out to us at Please understand the volume of requests and know that we will be returning communications as soon as we can.