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.


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Courthouse Cup Four-Person Golf Scramble

Join the Historical Society of Central Florida on Friday, September 29, for a Four-Person Golf Scramble of historic proportions and the First Courthouse Cup.

Location: The legendary Rio Pinar Country Club, founded in 1957

• Registration & Continental Breakfast 7- 8:30 a.m.
• Shotgun Start 8:30 a.m.
• Buffet Lunch 1:30 p.m. (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 on-going operation.

To participate or learn more about tournament sponsorship opportunities, click here. To register, click here.

For more information please contact Amanda Henry at 407-836-7046 or Amanda.Henry@ocfl.net.

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Sponsor of the Inaugural Courthouse Cup


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.

Award Ceremony for 2017

The recipient is scheduled to be celebrated at an event on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

The award is named for Judge Donald A. Cheney, founder of the Orange County Historical Society and the Orange County Historical Museum, the predecessors of the current Historical Society and Orange County Regional History Center. It recognizes individuals who have followed Cheney’s mission of preserving Central Florida history and serving the community.

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)

John Young History Maker Award

The 11th Annual John Young History Maker Celebration