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Travel Tip for Orlando – Rollins College in Winter Park, Morse Museum more

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Travel Tip for Orlando – Rollins College in Winter Park, Morse Museum more …

Visiting Greater Orlando? Well, Malia says Greetings and Good day to you! This is what they did on a recent trip to Orlando Florida for a travel conference. You might want to:

Visit to Winter Park- experience the cultural face of central Florida within the quaint and historic community of Winter Park—a trendy and colorful haven of specialty shops, galleries, sidewalk cafes and museums. They also visited, Rollins College with a phenomenal gentleman, President Emeritus Dr. Thaddeus Seymour will lead us on a brief tour of the magnificent Spanish Mediterranean-style buildings of Rollins College along the shores of Lake Virginia, including the Walk of Fame, Pinehurst Cottage, 9/11 Memorial and the beautiful Knowles Memorial Chapel. Founded in 1885 by New England Congregationalists, Rollins is the oldest recognized college in the state of Florida.

Malia says if you’re visiting Orlando then here are some must sees:

1. the Morse Museum of American Art, which houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of Tiffany works and glass displays as well as works by John La Farge, Daniel Chester French, John Singer Sargent and Frank Lloyd Wright, along with Arts and Crafts furniture and pottery. The museum’s new jaw-dropping 12,000-square-foot wing devoted to Laurelton Hall, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s huge estate on the North Shore of Long Island, features more than 250 art and architectural objects associated with the estate. The Morse Museum opened at its current location in 1995, and a 1999 addition houses the magnificent Byzantine-Romanesque interior of the chapel Tiffany created for the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition.

2. The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. Founded in 1961, the museum is known for its collection of American representational sculpture, including more than 200 works by Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek (1879-1965). In 2004 Polasek was posthumously inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. The museum, his former retirement home, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only 30 members of the National Trust’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios. Our tour includes a viewing of a special exhibition, Artful Strings – Four Centuries of Harp Making – showcasing 50 harps from the International Harp Museum’s collection dating from the 18th century to 21st century. Along with American and European instruments, there are examples of ancient African, Asian and Egyptian harps, vintage photos, artwork, costumes and jewelry.

Thanks for the tips Malia.

Malia Everette

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