Art & History Museums, Maitland


Art & History Museums, Maitland



231 West Packwood Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751






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The Art & History Museums, Maitland operates the Maitland Art Center, Waterhouse Residence Museum, Carpentry Shop Museum, Telephone Museum, and Maitland Historical Museum. The Maitland Art Center was founded as an artist colony in 1937 by Jules Andre Smith and has grown into a cultural hub for Central Florida. T

he Maitland Art Center offers art instruction, exhibits, and public programming in an unequaled architectural environment. The Waterhouse Residence Museum offers a glimpse into Florida Victorian life as docents guide visitors through the home of one of Maitland’s founding families, the Waterhouses. The Carpentry Shop Museum is one of the few antique tool museums in the Southeast and honors traditional woodworking through not only an extensive collection of woodworking tools, but also a hands-on experience for visitors. The Telephone Museum has a nationally significant collection of telephone technology from 1910 to present that tells the story of telephony both locally and nationally.

The Maitland Historical Museum explores the history of Maitland as an example of a small city founded on the importance of education, cultural amenities, and natural beauty. The historical museums offer a variety of educational programming for children and adults and feature a series of changing and permanent exhibits including the We Make History Community Gallery that celebrates local residents’ stories and collections.