ABOVE: Mount Dora's historic Donnelly House (Mount Dora Buzz file photo)
After spending just a few minutes wandering historic downtown Mount Dora, it’s clear the quaint Central Florida town has over a century of rich history. This year the City celebrates its 110th anniversary on March 13 with downtown activities starting at 6 p.m. Performers Tom and Lisa Donnelly, will be in costume as J.P. and Annie Donnelly at the landmark Donnelly House as they reenact vignettes about life in 1910 Mount Dora. Visitors can stroll across the street to Donnelly park to listen to a jazz band perform music from the period. The celebration falls alongside Art in the Alley with artisans selling their creations on Royellou Alley from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tucked inside the alley is the Mount Dora History Museum which will be offering free tours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Just around the corner on 5th Avenue is Mount Dora Center for the Arts which is hosting a free opening reception for the “Womanmade” art exhibit which features the creative works of female Florida artists. To further celebrate the City’s anniversary, the W.T. Bland Public Library, in association with the Mount Dora Historical Society, will have a mix of historical and modern day photos on display in the lobby gallery throughout the month of March.
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