Osceola County Historical Society Blog

Sweet Potato Cake

Joseph Tripp Burbank

Employee Spotlight - Donnita Dampier: Executive Director

Ernest P. "Kayo" Murphy

General Store, Post Office, Pioneer Day...come experience them all!

Step back in time with Joe Kelley, Lt. Col. Cadman, and Sarah

Shingle Creek Monster: A catfish or more?

Top 26 Reasons to Attend the 26th Annual Pioneer Day Event

Historic Teacher Spotlight: Emma Viola Yowell

Twilight Ghost Tour of Downtown Kissimmee

A Year in Review: 2016/2017 Annual Meeting Recap

The Monts De Oca Family

Artifact Spotlight: Tin Can Tourist License Plates

$80,000 Cultural Facility Grant awarded to OCHS for 1800s Replica General Store

War Cake Recipe

Wild about Wild Willy's Airboat Tours

Toho WaterWorks Summer Camp

The Perfect Back to School Field Trip

Company B Reunion

Downtown St. Cloud Fire of 1917

Kissimmee is Me Ambassador Program

A Brief History of the Silver Spurs Rodeo

K & M Rentals: The One Stop Rental Shop

OCHS Employee Spotlight: Jozef Bladek

Art in the Archives: The Artist's Experience

American Red Cross: The Kissimmee Chapter

1800s Replica Historic Church Grand Opening

History Month Recap

St. Cloud Sugar Mill

Artifact Spotlight: The Pulpit

The Clock and China Museum

Narcoosee Shaker Colony

Gatorland will soon feature an off-road adventure!

Story Time at the Museum

Osceola County Cattle Drive and RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo Recap

100 years ago in Osceola County: History Repeats Itself

The Rise and Fall of the Runnymede Lodge

Banana Cake: One of Dixie's Favorites

Artifact Spotlight: European Glass Trade Beads

100 Years Ago in Osceola County: Company B Boys

Stepping in Time to the Music

100 Years Ago in Osceola County

A Unique Dining Experience

Spirit of the Swamp: A Unique Airboat Experience

Artifact Spotlight: The Teacher's Desk

The Sweet Potato Pie that Built a Church

Theresa Robinson Helms

Have You Ever Imagined Having Dinner in a Cemetery?

Thomas C. Callahan

A, B, C's and 1, 2, 3's: The Completion of the Pioneer Village Schoolhouse

Martha Jane "Bandanna Mammy" Jones

Scipio Lesesne

Kissimmee Train Wreck of 1911

Artifact Spotlight - Log Book of Scipio Lesesne

100 Years Ago in Osceola County: Kissimmee Railways

Train Depot: Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Expansion

Celebrating Osceola's Marching Bands

The History of Rail Transportation in Osceola County

Making History Real: Field Trips

KUA: Kissimmee Lakefront - Movie in the Park

The Legacy of Al-Marah Arabian Horses

The Church of St. Luke and St. Peter

Snow in Florida: A Celebration to Experience

Painting a Florida Treasure: December's Art in the Archives

E.L. "Buster" Kenton: A Celebration of an Inspirational Artist

Cadman Family Christmas: A Community Affair

Artifact Spotlight: WW II WAC Uniform

The Great Endurance Run

Company B, 2nd Infantry, National Guard

Memorial Fountain

Kissimmee Pioneer Spotlight: Colonel Jacob Aderhold

Top 25 Reasons to Attend the 25th Annual Pioneer Days Event

The History of Hotel Kissimmee/Tropical Hotel

Antique Funeral Coach

Hart Memorial Library

Dr. Thomas M. Rivers

Boat - A - Cade

Seminole Settlement

Mary Crawford Bryan

The St. Cloud Hotel

Fraternity Hall

Reasons to Visit the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum

Artifact Highlight: Traveling Trunks

The Colonial Inn and Club

The History behind the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

WHAT MY OCHS MEMBERSHIP MEANS TO ME… and WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER JOINING TOO!

The Kissimmee Board of Trade

Walter Savage (aka Rube Lamont)

LUCIUS L. MITCHELL

The Ladies Improvement Club of St. Cloud

5 Reasons to Visit the Pioneer Village This Summer

Shingle Creek: Past and Present

Mark Miller predicts (and works to shape) a bright future for Osceola County

Benefits of Volunteering

Teacher Spotlight: Kendyl Bass, Harmony High School

3 Reasons to Paint with Art in the Archives

KUA: Energizing our community

10 Things You Don't Want to Miss at Pioneer Day this Saturday!

Meet Scott B. Dickie: OCHS Visitor Services Director

Riding for a Cause: The Beginnings of the Silver Spurs Rodeo

Make our front porch your first stop!

OCHS Volunteer Scholarships

A History of Rose Hill Cemetery

Meet Liz Stemm: OCHS Curator

Meet Kari Whaley: Program Director at OCHS

COMING SOON: Shingle Creek Regional Trail

Meet Kristi Prescott: Visitor Service Director

OCHS: A Year in Review

History is Happening with the Osceola High School Kowboys

KUA: Serving Kissimmee since 1901

13 tips to help you conquer the Young Friends Pub Crawl

Pioneer Day: A Growing Tradition in Osceola County

9 Recipes You Can Make with a Pork Butt

Duck Hunt Champions Extraordinaire, aka, our Shotgun Shuffle Recap.

Meet Kimber Davis: OCHS’s Program Coordinator

The Hospitality Industry takes center stage at the OCHS

Duck Hunt: Just another name for the OCHS Shotgun Shuffle.

History on the move in Osceola County!

Farewell Kate, a goodbye to our favorite volunteer-turned-team-member of the OCHS!

Calling all volunteers! The OCHS needs you.

Family Matters: the history of Makinson Hardware

Artifact Spotlight: The Graystone Hotel Tea Set

5 field trip opportunities from the OCHS that you might not have known about

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with the OCHS

A grand ribbon cutting: The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek

5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss our Historic Happy Hour on September 3rd

Kissimmee City Manager emphasizes community in new Lakefront Revitalization Project

Throwback Thursday to the Tales of Toho

Disney's Helping Kids Shine Grant Helped Fund Summer Camp

Meet Margaret Wallis: OCHS's Development Director

OCHS Summer Camp Recap: History's Mysteries Week

4 quick Osceola history lessons to kick off the school year

The History of the Tyson House

Volunteer Spotlight: Al Forgione, avid volunteer

OCHS Summer Camp Recap: Civil War Adventure Week

Over 100 Years of History on the Move: the Cadman Family Bachelor's Quarters

Meet Rachel McIntee: OCHS's New Marketing and Events Director

Moving the Citrus Packing House from Bass Road to Its New Home

Giveaway: two passes to Medieval Times to watch history in action

Osceola County Pioneer Family Spotlight: The Cadman Family

OCHS Summer Camp Recap: Survivor Week

Seminole Tribe Builds Chickee Structure at the New Pioneer Village

Shingle Creek: A Local Osceola County Treasure

Fletcher Park Marker Relocates to the Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum

OCHS Summer Camp Recap: Diggin' Up History

On Everyone's Mind: What's Happening to the Old Pioneer Village Location?

Host Your next Event with Help from the Osceola County Historical Society

6 Things to Do This Summer with Your Kids in Osceola County

Volunteer Spotlight: Don Miers, the Man behind the Mustache

Young Friends of the Osceola County Historical Society Scholarship Recipient: Angel Jimenez

The Silver Spurs Rodeo: An Osceola County Tradition

7 Low Impact Activities to Take Advantage of When Visiting Osceola County

Osceola County Teacher of the Year: Passionate About History

9 Things We Learned from Moving Historic Buildings

Cowboy Craft: An Osceola Inspired String Art You'll Treasure Forever

5 Plants to Avoid on the Shingle Creek Regional Park Trail

7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Osceola County Historical Society’s Summer Camps

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss Our Historic Happy Hour on May 14th

Osceola County Family Spotlight: The Lanier Family

7 Ways to Celebrate Osceola History Month in the Classroom

4 ways to entertain your kids afterschool: Osceola County Style

Women in Osceola County History

About this Blog

The Osceola County Historical Society is focused on preserving Osceola County’s rich, cultural history while sharing it with others. This blog is perfect for just that. 

Remember, here you can find information on:

  • Osceola County History
  • Pioneer Families
  • Events at the Welcome Center and History Museum
  • Much, much more!

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