Awards & Fundraising

The Historical Society of Central Florida supports the Orange County Regional History Center’s exhibitions and programming through various fundraising events each year.

Courthouse Cup Four-Person Golf Scramble

Friday, September 28, 2018

Join the Historical Society of Central Florida on Friday, September 28, for a Four-Person Golf Scramble of historic proportions and the Second Annual Courthouse Cup.

Location: Dubsdread Golf Course

• Registration & Continental Breakfast 7 – 8:30 a.m.
• Shotgun Start 8:30 a.m.
• Buffet Lunch and Awards after play concludes
(Each player will also receive two drink tickets.)

The Scramble for the Courthouse Cup is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Historical Society of Central Florida, which supports the Orange County Regional History Center’s mission and programs through an agreement with the Board of County Commissioners. Funds raised through the group’s membership programs, admissions, special events, and other activities help support the cost of exhibits, education programs, and Historical Society personnel.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the Golf Scramble, click here. To register, click here. For more information please contact Amanda Henry at 407-836-7046 or Amanda.Henry@ocfl.net.

John Young History Maker Award

Previous John Young History Maker Honorees

  • Captain John Young, 2005
  • Colonel Joe Kittinger, 2006
  • Toni Jennings, 2007
  • Charles Gray, 2008
  • Charles Millican, 2010
  • John Hillenmeyer, 2011
  • Ann Sonntag, 2012
  • Rita Bornstein, 2013
  • Judge Belvin Perry, Jr., 2014
  • Dr. John Hitt, 2015
  • Pat Williams, 2017
  • E. Ann McGee, 2018

Donald A. Cheney Award

The Donald A. Cheney Award was established by the Historical Society of Central Florida to recognize and pay tribute to individuals in the Central Florida community who embody unfailing dedication to the area’s history.

The award is named for Judge Donald A. Cheney, a devoted student and promoter of local history, as well as the founder of the Orange County Historical Society and the Orange County Historical Museum, the forerunners of the current Historical Society and History Center.

Previous Recipients

  • Jean Yothers (1992)
  • Orville R. Davis (1993)
  • Andrew Serros (1994)
  • Dann Pottinger (2002)
  • Grace Chewning (2003)
  • Russell V. Hughes (2005)
  • Robert G. “Bob” Neel (2006)
  • Jerry Chicone Jr. (2007)
  • Andrew Serros (2009)
  • Betty Pfeiffer (2010)
  • William Milligan (2011)
  • Robert N. Serros, M.D. (2012)
  • Joy Wallace Dickinson (2013)
  • Sara Van Arsdel (2014)
  • The Rev. Canon Nelson W. Pinder (2015)
  • Don Price (2016)
  • Joseph Wittenstein (2017)