If you can't get enough of Tiffany glass and art, then The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art is your home away from home. Featuring the most extensive collection of Tiffany pieces in the world, the museum features a spectacular chapel interior originally designed for the World's Fair in Chicago.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art is a fantastic study of the works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, in addition to 19th and 20th century American decorative arts.
Located in Winter Park, Florida, the museum houses the most extensive collection of Tiffany's works in the world. His pieces include samples of jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows and lamps. The museum also houses the spectacular chapel interior that the artist designed for the 1893 World's Colombian Exposition in Chicago.
The museum's current location includes galleries created in former bank and office buildings. The Tiffany Chapel exhibition debuted in the museum in 1999.
Now occupying more than 30,000 square feet of space, the Morse Museum of American Art is owned and operated by the Charles Hosmer Morse Foundation.
You can pull an I Love Lucy or a Curious George at Farris and Foster's Famous Chocolate Factory, where guests create their own chocolates. Or select from the gourmet treats already on hand, like the Marshmallow Puff Daddy, Oreo Speedwagon or Billy Graham Cracker.
Take the trolley and tour Orlando's International Drive without the hassle of driving and parking. Just hop on and off the I-RIDE Trolley as you visit all the attractions along the main drag. Pay one price and ride all day.
Tour the 1950s-era house where Jack Kerouac wrote his ground-breaking novel, "The Dharma Bums." The beat-generation author lived here with his mother when his first novel, "On The Road," began to garner acclaim from critics and fans. The house has been restored and welcomes visitors; it also hosts a yearly Writer in Residence project.
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a country fair any day of the week. At Magical Midway, you can zoom around two elevated go kart tracks, ride on the bumper cars or test your stamina on the thrill rides.
Take a trip to Rock & Roll Heaven, Orlando's largest independently owned music store. This throwback retailer will have you reliving your musical roots, whether your thing is punk, rock, ska, metal, rap, indie or disco. Browse through a colossal collection of vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, VHS tapes, laser discs and more.
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Artifacts, photographs, multimedia presentations, slave records, books and more all serve to tell the story and history of African Americans in the Florida area. The items chronicle the civil rights era and events leading up to it, and all are on display at the Wells' Built Museum.
The Wells' Built Museum displays African-American memorabilia from Orlando's community and chronicles the civil rights movement in Orlando, in addition to displaying African American art on loan from area collectors.
Dr. William M. Wells was a well-regarded African-American physician in Orlando who created the South Street Casino to host touring black bands. Next to the casino, he opened the Wells' Built Hotel, where musical icons like Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, Ivory Joe Hunter, and many other musical greats stayed.
The hotel was eventually converted into the Wells' Built Museum, to preserve an important era in Orlando's history. The home of Dr. Wells has been moved to the casino site, and has been restored and opened for tours.
The museum features more than 6,000 square feet of exhibit space that include artifacts, photographs, multimedia presentations, slave records, books and other intriguing pieces.