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Old Fashioned Fourth of July

Winter Park FLThe City of Winter Park will present their annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration! Wear your red, white and blue, bring a blanket or beach chair, and gather with family and friends to enjoy this Winter Park tradition. The annual celebration will feature live patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Brass Band and the Bach Festival Choir, horse-drawn wagon rides, and much more! Children’s activities will include the annual bicycle parade at 9 a.m. from City Hall to Central Park, and fun games and inflatables. Families and friends are also invited to stroll along Park Avenue and Hannibal Square to shop and dine at the wide selection of boutiques and eateries. FREE hot dogs, watermelon and water will be available while supplies last. Chips, snacks and sodas will be available for purchase. The Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Board will be providing a free bike valet service as an incentive for alternative modes of transportation in the beautiful downtown area. The bike valet is available from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the northwest corner of Park Avenue and Morse Blvd. In addition, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will present their Independence Day Open House. The museum, which is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, will provide FREE admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Easter Weekend Open House at Morse Museum

ID-10074818To celebrate this Easter weekend, the museum will be open of no charge to the public! Come and enjoy with the whole family.

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December at the Morse Museum

ID-10010495The Morse Museum in Winter Park has three great exhibits this month for art lovers. Take in the Lifelines-Forms and Themes of Art Nouveau where art from the period between 1895-1915 had an impressive impact on all European art culture during this time. Art Nouveau can be found in architecture, ceramics, furniture, and decorative arts.

This fantastic display is a glimpse at the movement that inspired writers such as James Joyce and Ezra Pound. Do not miss out on this interesting historical exhibit from our not to distant past.

Another interesting exhibit is the Vignette: The Art of Fountain Pens. Come and gaze at these decorative pens and their casings. Fountain pens of all shapes and designs these beautifully hand crafted pens were used up until the 1700’s.

The last exhibit of interest is the Focus Exhibit: Lockwood De Forest’s The Wreck.  Come and admire the first time viewing of this American master piece after years of extensive conservation.

Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau Screening



This October 11, 18 & 25; 12 pm at the Morse Museum of American Art there will be a special screening of Sex and Sensibility at the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue, Winter Park, 32789.

The museum will have a free screening of the three-part BBC film documentary which examines the regional distinctions and ideologies of the Art Nouveau style.

Learn about Paris on October 11; British cities, October 18; and Vienna, October 25. Those attending are invited to bring a lunch. The museum provides soft drinks and refreshments related to the film subjects. Admission is free. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.



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