Key to City of Orlando

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Title

Key to City of Orlando

Alternative Title

City Key

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)

Description

A key to the city of Orlando. The size of the key represents the importance of the key. The "Key to the City" tradition comes from the medieval "Freedom of the City" tradition. The recipient of this key or this honor received the privilege to enter or leave the city whenever he or she wanted. In the past, cities only gave this honor to its military personnel and its outstanding civilians. In today's world, cities give it to its people and others who are not residents, but have a strong connection with the city. This is the highest honor that a person can receive from a city. There is usually a ceremony when this honor is being given to someone. Musicians, sportsmen, and actors have been chosen to receive this award time to time in the distant past. The mayor is often the person who presents the key to the recipient in the United States.

Source

Original key: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1900-1960

Is Format Of

Original color digital image, 2016.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

179 KB

Medium

1 key

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Sirenord, Edgar
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Freedom of the City." City of London. April 10, 2013. Accessed January 14, 2016. https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/about-us/Pages/freedom-of-the-city.aspx.
"12 Things: Key to the City." Key to the City. Accessed February 1, 2016. https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/courses/13things/7443.html.
"City of Sydney - Council - Home." Symbolic Honours, November 21, 2013. Accessed February 1, 2016. http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/sydneys-history/civic-history/symbols-of-the-city/symbolic-honours.

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