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9 Recipes You Can Make with a Pork Butt

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Oct 23, 2014 4:40:00 PM

We've got a rundown of 9 recipes you can make with a pork butt, it is almost like the never-ending list of things Forest Gump came up with for shrimp. But, maybe just a wee bit better. Here we go:

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Topics: OCHS Events, Fundraisers

Meet Kimber Davis: OCHS’s Program Coordinator

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Oct 6, 2014 5:16:00 PM

We’re back this month with another team member of the OCHS feature! Last month we shared about Margaret Wallis, our Development Director. Today we’re highlighting Kimber Davis, the Osceola County Historical Society Program Coordinator.

Kimber is a homegrown, Osceola County girl. She grew up in St. Cloud on the shores of Alligator Lake, where she developed a love of the water at a young age. From boating and jet skiing to SCUBA diving and competitive swimming, Kimber has always taken advantage of the year-round Florida sunshine. She was part of the second graduating class of Harmony High School (Go Longhorns!) and then left Osceola County to attend the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

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Topics: Our Team

Meet Margaret Wallis: OCHS's Development Director

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Aug 19, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Last month we featured one of our newest team members of the Osceola County Historical Society, Rachel, and thought it would be fun to share a little more about the rest of the team in the coming months. Today, we’ve got the skinny on Margaret Wallis, the Development Director of the OCHS.

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Topics: Our Team

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

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Jul 31, 2014 4:55:00 PM

This month has been a big one for the Osceola County Historical Society and the construction of the new Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. While work is being done to reconstruct and restore the buildings that have already moved to the new site, the remaining buildings have finally been making the move to their new home.

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Topics: Osceola History, Pioneer Family, Historic Buildings

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

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Jul 28, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Behind the scenes of the Osceola County Historical Society there are key players making sure we do a good job of keeping history alive in Osceola County. Today we are here to introduce the OCHS Marketing and Events Director, Rachel McIntee. We’ve put Rachel on the spot with a little question and answer session, giving you the inside scoop on one of our newest employees.

Let’s start at the beginning. Where did you grow up?
Well, I was born and raised in Osceola county. I even went to Osceola High School (and still have a hard time spelling kowboy without the ‘k’), so Osceola County is a big part of who I am.

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Topics: About OCHS, Our Team

Osceola County Pioneer Family Spotlight: The Cadman Family

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Jul 18, 2014 5:30:00 PM

How the Cadman family of Yorkshire, England, came to reside in Narcoossee is a story that illustrates a major theme of 19thcentury Florida history: how Hamilton Disston’s drainage projects in Central Florida led to real estate speculation, expansion of agriculture and other enterprises, a population and building boom, and construction of new roads, canals and railroads to facilitate commerce in this former backwater area.

When the Cadman’s arrived in New York by ship in 1888 on their way to Florida, they became part of a larger trend: investors – many of them wealthy – attracted to Florida by promises of natural bounty and beauty, temperate climate and commercial opportunity. For the Cadmans, the enticement came by way of family patriarch, Lt. Col. William Edwin Cadman’s younger brother, John Heaton Cadman, Esq., who was involved in a Florida land development project.

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Topics: Osceola History, Pioneer Family, Historic Buildings, The Pioneer Village

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

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Jun 30, 2014 5:47:00 PM

You’ve heard lots of talk bout the Pioneer Village packing up and making a move to its new location at Shingle Creek Regional Park. We’ve shared about what we’ve learned from moving historic buildings and we’ve posted pictures on our Facebook page as some of the old houses have been taken apart, loaded on trucks and hauled off to their new home. But what you are left wondering is “what’s happening to the old Pioneer Village location once everything is said and done?” 

That’s a good question, and the Osceola County Historical Society has the answer. 

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Topics: The Pioneer Village

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

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Jun 23, 2014 5:32:00 PM

 

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Topics: Around Osceola

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

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Jun 2, 2014 4:45:00 PM

 

Whether you are new to the area, just visiting Osceola County or a lifelong resident, there are many things to do around Osceola County that get you moving and teach you about all we have to offer. From hands on history lessons to low-impact exercise activities we've got a list of seven things you might enjoy this summer when looking for activities around Osceola County.

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Topics: Around Osceola

9 Things We Learned from Moving Historic Buildings

Posted by Donnita Dampier on May 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM

 

Moving buildings, historic or not, is not a job for the average DIYer. It’s something that needs a professional’s touch but can teach you many things along the way. Here is a rundown of the things the Osceola County Historical Society has learned from moving historic buildings in Osceola County that could save your family time and money when considering a move with your own local gem.

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Topics: Osceola History, Around Osceola, Historic Buildings, The Pioneer Village

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
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  • Events at the Welcome Center and History Museum
  • Much, much more!

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