From the WGHF Archives 09.10.15

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A group of women poses at William S. Maxey’s retirement party in 1965. Just a few of the women are identified: Eva Holt, first from left; Dorothy Moore, eighth; Dorcas Rose, 10th. If you can help identify any of the others, please call the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation at (407) 656-3244. William Singleton Maxey and his wife, Juanita Coney Maxey, came to Winter Garden in 1937 and were celebrated for their successes in educating African-American youth. Mr. Maxey served as principal at the Winter Garden School for the Colored for 28 years. He died July 20, 1980. Mrs. Maxey taught at the school for 45 years, retiring in 1982. She died March 11, 2009, at age 103.

The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, which seeks to preserve our heritage and architecture while creating new cultural experiences, is celebrating its third decade with the debut of its new History Research and Education Center.


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