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The Winter Park History Museum, run by the Winter Park Historical Association (WPHA), is a small local history museum. It houses rotating exhibits which focus on some aspect on the history of Winter Park and the surrounding area. The WPHA accessions artifacts and historic documents, which are occasionally displayed at the museum, and partners with other local history organizations to preserve sites in the city. In addition to the rotating exhibits, the WPHA also hosts other ongoing programs.


  • View of the WPHA Museum exterior
  • Signage for the WPHA Museum
The Winter Park Historical Association Museum is a small local history museum located in historic Winter Park. The mission of the Winter Park Historical Association (WPHA), accomplished through museum exhibits, a free lecture series, and other outreach programs is to:
...collect, preserve, promote and research the history of Winter Park and its surrounding area and to share that history with the public through educational programs and the operation of a museum.1
The museum, run by the WPHA, acquires, accessions, and maintains artifacts and documents related to local history. Many of the objects in the collection are donated by current and former residents of Winter Park, and are occasionally displayed in the museum's rotating exhibits. The museum building itself is a former railroad freight depot.

Special programs at the WPHA Museum include the WPHA Speaker Series, an annual Peacock Ball, and the Penelope, Princess of the Peacocks Children's Show. Visitors to the museum are invited to pick up a brochure for a self-guided, 24-stop walking tour of the area. The brochure is also available for download from the official website.

1. "Mission." Winter Park Historical Association. Accessed August 20, 2016. http://www.winterparkhistory.org/. "Collections." Winter Park Historical Association. Accessed August 20, 2016. http://www.wphistory.org/explore-history/collections/. "Winter Park Historical Association, Inc." Guidestar. Accessed August 20, 2016. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/59-1664195. "Walking Tour." Winter Park Historical Association. Accessed August 20, 2016. http://www.wphistory.org/explore-history/historic-sites.
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