Remembering Pulse through the heartfelt artifacts left behind


On the two-year mark after the Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 dead, the City Beautiful again took time to remember Orlando's darkest hour. It's important to recount how the city came together. Countless artworks, gifts and letters were left at impromptu memorial sites across the United States, paying tribute to the Pulse victims and survivors. Orange County government and the Orange County Regional History Center have worked to collect, preserve and catalog these artifacts, and you can view them at the One Orlando Collection website, as well as at a yearlong exhibit that opened at the Orange County Regional History Center in June 2018. To highlight this special exhibit, here are 49 of those keepsakes.