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1800s Replica Historic Church Grand Opening

Posted by Rachel McIntee on Jun 8, 2017 2:07:46 PM

On June 7, 2017 at 10AM, the Osceola County Historical Society hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the 1800s Replica Historic Church featured in the heart of the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. (2491 Babb Rd. Kissimmee, FL 34746)

The 1800s Replica Historic Church is based on St. Peters Episcopal Church. St. Peters Church was consecrated in 1898 after Lt. Colonel William Cadman took the lead in raising funds to build the church. Church Ribbon Cutting 6.7.17 1.jpg1800s Church Grand Opening - Chris Gent 6.7.17.jpg


1800s Church - Chris Gent 6.7.17.jpg 


“With the help of the State of Florida, the Historical Society Board of Directors, Volunteers, and Staff have worked tremendously hard over the past two years to create a historically authentic experience for our Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek visitors. We are extremely excited to share the newly opened 1800s Schoolhouse, Train Depot and Church replica buildings with our community visitors and residents.” Said Donnita Dampier, Osceola County Historical Society Executive Director.



OCHS was awarded a $500,000 Cultural Facility Grant through the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs to help fund the construction and furnishing of three 1800s replica buildings: Train Depot, School House and Church. The 1800s Replica Historic Church is the last building to complete the 2015-16 Cultural Facility Grant.

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We are pleased to announce that this beautiful new addition to the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek is now open to the public and available for rental!

Weddings, vow renewal ceremonies, and christenings are a few celebrations that can now take place at the 1800s Replica Historic Church! This unique venue seats up to 50 guests and includes an intimate bridal suite! Visit http://osceolahistory.org/1800s-historic-church/ for more information.

A special thank you to the Sam Lupfer Family for their generous contribution and ongoing support.

This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

Photo Courtesy: OCHS and Chris Gent

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