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
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 Historical Society personnel.
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.
Nominations for 2017
Nominations for the 2016 Donald A. Cheney Award are open as of June 21 and will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. The recipient will be celebrated at an event on Thursday, Oct. 12, 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.
Nominations should be limited to one page and should outline the nominee’s role in:
1. Preservation of our local history and support of efforts to do so, and
2. Improvement of our community through civic engagement
Please submit nominations by Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, to Michael Perkins (Attention: Cheney Award), Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801, or by email to Michael.Perkins@ocfl.net.
- 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)