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Oviedo Community Center

Oviedo Community Center title

On January 23, 2012, the Oviedo City Council narrowly approved the purchase of an empty US Post Office building to convert into a community events center. Located in the historic downtown section of the city, the city claims the center will be a “hook” for launching a revitalization of that area.  Length:  37:55


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Commentary: The History of Goldsboro

Goldsboro was the 2nd all-black town incorporated in Florida. In 1911 it was absorbed into the neighboring city of Sanford but its heritage has been preserved in the Goldsboro Westside Historical Museum. Francis Oliver, curator of the museum, reminds us of this important slice of Florida’s history. Length – 04:37


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Steamboats in Florida

Steamboats in Florida with author and historian Ed L'Heureux (photo - CMF Public Media)

From the 1870’s to the 1900’s steamboats and paddle wheelers traveled the rivers of Florida. It was a time of hardscrabble farming and frontier tourism. Hear Ed L’Heureux give a presentation to the Oviedo Historical Society about this critical transportation link during the post civil war period in Florida. (length 17:29)


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Hiding in the Spotlight

Hiding in the Spotlight title (photo & graphic - CMF Public Media)

Hear remarks from Greg Dawson, author of Hiding in the Spotlight – A Musical Prodigy’s Story of Survival…spoken at the 16th annual Teachers Institute on Holocaust Studies presented by the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida. Mitchell Bloomer, the Holocaust Center’s Resource Teacher, introduces the author. Feature Length — 45:13


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Park Avenue History Alive!

The history of Park Avenue comes alive as Winter Park, FL community leaders portray some of the earliest citizens during the 2011 James Gamble Rodgers Colloquium on Historic Preservation.  As we stroll down Park Ave Avenue we hear Kenneth Murrah, Thad Seymour, Jack Rogers, Alice Bass and Steve Schoene reenact local characters from the 1880’s to 1930’s.

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Historic Downtown Oviedo

Historic Downtown Oviedo

Historic downtown Oviedo is described pejoratively by some as –dilapidated and hodgepodge-lodge like, or complimentary by others as –charming, quaint and authentic. In this March 2011 interview, Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere addresses the history, character and future of downtown Oviedo. (length 14:11)

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Adicks: The Life of John Lee

Adicks: The Life of John Lee

Historian Dr. Richard Adicks describes the Myths and Legends of the Life of John Lee in a presentation to the Oviedo Historical Society.  John Lee came to Florida in the early 1800’s and his descendants pioneered OviedoFlorida. Adicks describes the process of gathering historical and genealogical data, oral history and separating fact from legend (length 24:29)

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Commentary: 2011 – State of Integration in Seminole County

State of Racial Integration in Seminole County -- Judith Dolores Smith commentary

Judith Dolores Smith, a third generation resident of Oviedo, Florida, commenting on the state of racial integration in Seminole County in 2011 Feature length – 04:05

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Vietnam Veterans Remember

Vietnam Veterans Remember

Vietnam Veterans John Blackwelder and John Malone share their experience and advice with the new veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Forty-five years separate these wars but the experiences are achingly similar and the advice is heartfelt.
Feature length 20:34

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Memorial to an Oviedo Pioneer

Memorial to an Oviedo pioneer

Memorializing the life of Oviedo, Florida pioneer, Clara Lee Wheeler Evans, is Dr. Richard Adicks, professor emeritus of the University of Central Florida and co-author of Oviedo: Biography of a Town.
Length — 4:00

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