Osceola County Historical Society Blog

Kaku Sudo

Emma Eulalie Clark Weeks Raymond

Jessie Lee Wilder Thacker

Sarah Bingham Norris

African-American Wedding Traditions

Lawrence Silas

Coursing History

Minnie L. "Mama" Greggs

OCHS Venue Recap

OCHS Employee Spotlight: Larissa Bixby, Program Director

What Next - How to Start Planning Your Big Day!

Osceola Natives

What Kind of History Will You Make in 2019?

Why You Should Consider Holding Your Wedding at an OCHS Venue

St. Cloud's Santa

Opendoor: Buying and Selling Homes

OCHS Employee Spotlight: Laura Wakefield

Lights, Camera, Christmas Lights!

The 1914 Christmas Truce

The Mapes Family

Volunteer Spotlight: Anza Bast

Historical Wedding Traditions: Planning Your Outdoor Wedding

Eat. Shop. Cruise.

620 Words

Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek: Revitalized!

Charles Nathan McMullen

Levi Shambow: Union Veteran

Anza Bast Receives FAM Outstanding Volunteer Award

War Veterans Memorial

OCHS Presented Non-Profit of the Year Award by St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce

27 Reason to Attend the 27th Annual Pioneer Day Event

The Lanier Family: from John to Raymond

OCHS Welcomes New Executive Director

A Rockin' BBQ Experience

Backstage Access of Osceola Heritage Park

OCHS Employee Spotlight: Maggie Ferrara

OCHS Quarterly Events Recap

Historical Wedding Traditions: Quinceñera

Not Your Mother's Halloween: The Origins and History of the Spookiest Night in America

Veterans Clock Tower

The OCHS Team Making Their Own History

Rising from the Ashes

Royal Weddings

Intercession City Bible College

OCHS Intern Spotlight: Audrey Snow-Brine, Marketing Intern

Shake Rag School

Earth-Covered School

Where was Neallo?

Floriography or The Language of Flowers

Cow Capital Roundup

Summer Activities in Osceola County!

The Reward of Loving History!

OH! Employee Spotlight: Kayla Smith

In the Shade of the Old Oak Tree

Outdoor Games of the Early 1900s that You Can Play Today!

2018 History Month Proclamations

Soldier City Chapter

OH! Employee Spotlight: Krystal Baize

Words of Pride: Living My History Recap

Historical Wedding Traditions –The Rings

General Alfred Iverson Jr.

Employee Spotlight: Rachel McIntee

Historical Wedding Traditions - The Veil

Dine with the Departed 2018 Recap

Woman's History Month featuring Minnie Moore Wilson

Women's Right to Vote

Historical Wedding Traditions –Tossing the Bouquet

William Burroughs Makinson

Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show: 100 Years Ago

It’s All in the Details

Historical Wedding Traditions – Wedding Cakes Part 2

John Carroll: The "Big Boss"

Historical Wedding Traditions Part 1: Wedding Cakes

Mary Essie Petrie Caldwell: Dine with the Departed "Passed" Resident

Social Enterprisers

2017, A Year in Review

Celebrating 50 Years: The Bast Vow Renewal

Expanding: Buildings and Team Members

The Hilliard Family

Painting for the Holidays: Art in the Archives

2017 History Magazine Winter Edition

October 2017: Recap of Events

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


The Kissimmee Board of Trade

Walter Savage (aka Rube Lamont)


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!

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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