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The Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives

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The Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives

Time: August 27, 2010 to October 17, 2010
Location: Orange County Regional History Center
Street: 65 East Central Blvd
City/Town: Orlando
Website or Map: http://www.thehistorycenter.o…
Phone: (407) 836-8500
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Orange County Regional History Center
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2010

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The Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives, from the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., features rare original Currier & Ives lithographs, gear, and posters that tell the history of a mid-19th century American pastime that became a national sport. The lithographs in this exhibition depict great trotting horses, bucolic mid-19th century scenes, and comedic adventures that convey a picturesque view of Americana prior to the development of photography. Examine racing equipment, equine care tools, driver colors or uniforms, and other memorabilia up-close in the hands-on tack trunk. The History Center will complement the exhibition with a display of items from the Ben White Raceway that reflects the rich history of the horseracing industry in Central Florida. Included in general admission.

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