Process of Curation
To preserve items, Orange County’s Regional History Center is regularly photographing, cataloguing, removing and conserving tribute items from public memorial sites throughout Central Florida to be available for the community for years to come.
The Orange County History Center estimates that nearly 5,000 pieces have been collected. Since June 27, 2016, personnel from the History Center have made regular collection trips to the site of the Pulse Nightclub and other areas where memorials were established, including the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts and the Orlando Regional Medical Center. The collection includes physical items from memorial sites, as well as a digital gallery.
The History Center serves as the repository and caretaker for physical tribute items, which are collected and handled with great dignity.