The PSA, titled “1890s Map – The Past Restored,” tells the story of how a rare map was saved by a federal grant that paid for professional conservation efforts a mere six months before the map totally disintegrated.
FRPA presents the award annually to acknowledge significant contributions to efforts to increase the public’s awareness of parks, recreation and leisure services programs.
The PSA incorporates FRPA’s “It Starts in Parks” key message of “Ties to Our Heritage,” which compellingly communicates the importance of having a museum that presents Seminole County’s past and engages in historic preservation efforts.
The map is housed in the Museum of Seminole County History and shows Orange County’s legal and topographical boundaries in 1890, when Seminole County was still part of Orange County. The full 22-minute video can be viewed online at www.seminolecountyfl.gov, choose SGTV, then under “On Demand,” pick “1890s Map – The Past Restored.
Davia Moss accepted the award at the FRPA’s Annual Awards Ceremony in Orlando on Sept. 1 on behalf of Seminole County’s Leisure Services Department.
Seminole County’s Leisure Services Department won FRPA’s “It Starts in Parks Award” for excellent service in 2009. The Museum of Seminole County History was also voted 2009 “Best Museum” by Florida Monthly Magazine.
The Museum of Seminole County History is open Tuesday–Friday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students and children and kids under 4 are free.
For more information, call 407-665-2489.