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13 tips to help you conquer the Young Friends Pub Crawl

Posted by Kimber Davis on Nov 17, 2014 4:07:00 PM

When it comes to the Young Friends of the Osceola County Historical Society, they've got one goal in mind for their organization—raising money to award a scholarship to an Osceola County high school senior who is majoring in history or museum studies or has volunteered at least 40 hours with the historical society.

When it comes to how they raise their money for this scholarship, they have one theme behind their fundraising—a little mingling mixed with adult beverages (for those who are 21 and up of course!).

Throughout the year they host various Historic Happy Hours and once a year they host their annual Pub Crawl. 

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Topics: Young Friends of the OCHS, OCHS Events, Fundraisers

Family Matters: the history of Makinson Hardware

Posted by Kimber Davis on Sep 9, 2014 4:57:00 PM

As you walk down the streets of downtown Kissimmee, listen closely. Can you hear the echoes of the past? The splashing of the steamboat paddle on the lake? The bellowing of cattle passing through town? The shrill whistle of a train? While the sights and sounds of downtown Kissimmee have evolved over the years, one thing in particular remains the same: Makinson Hardware.

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Topics: Osceola History, Around Osceola

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

Posted by Kimber Davis on Sep 2, 2014 5:16:00 PM

With school being back in session, we know Osceola County teachers will eventually be gearing up to plan some fun (and educational!) field trips for their students. What some people might not know is that the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, Pioneer Village and our Traveling Trunks make for some great field trip experiences (and some of what we have to offer can come right to you in the classroom—consider it a virtual field trip of sorts).

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Topics: History in the Classroom

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

Posted by Kimber Davis on Aug 26, 2014 5:00:00 PM

The Young Friends of the Osceola Historical Society are continuing an old tradition with their Historic Happy Hour! On September 3rd, you can stop in to 3 Sisters Speakeasy in Downtown Kissimmee from 5-7pm to get in on the fun and we’ve got five reasons why you shouldn’t miss this event…

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Topics: Young Friends of the OCHS, OCHS Events

OCHS Summer Camp Recap: History's Mysteries Week

Posted by Kimber Davis on Aug 14, 2014 5:00:00 PM

 

It’s hard to believe that the OCHS Summer Camp is over, meaning summer vacation is just days away from being over, too. We loved hosting Osceola County students this summer and look forward to doing it all over again in another, um, 180 school days. Until then, read about our final week at summer camp, and one of our favorites, History’s Mysteries Week where students…

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Topics: OCHS Summer Camp

4 quick Osceola history lessons to kick off the school year

Posted by Kimber Davis on Aug 11, 2014 5:30:00 PM

As Osceola County teachers gear up for another school year, we thought it might be fun to offer up a few history lessons to use this year. Sprinkle some of them into your first week back with students as fillers between the “get to know you” activities and the “let’s learn the rules and procedures” talks. You could also save a few as lessons to teach throughout the school year (some would make great field trip ideas, and we have a post coming later this month to fill you in on all the Osceola County Historical Society has to offer as far as field trips are concerned, too!). We hope these lessons will help you ease back into a great 2014-2015 school year here in Osceola County!

Hamilton Disston Land Deal Lesson. Hamilton Disston was a land developer and industrialist who purchased millions of acres of land in Florida in 1881 spurring growth throughout our state. Disston, because of this growth, was responsible for creating Kissimmee and St. Cloud, a pretty important fact for us Osceolans! With your students, you can explore the Hamilton Disston Land Deal by making rock candy, seeing as Disston founded a 20,000 acre sugar plantation which led to the creation of St. Cloud as refineries for the plantation were constructed in Kissimmee.

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Topics: Osceola History, History in the Classroom

OCHS Summer Camp Recap: Civil War Adventure Week

Posted by Kimber Davis on Aug 1, 2014 5:30:00 PM

 

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Topics: OCHS Summer Camp

OCHS Summer Camp Recap: Survivor Week

Posted by Kimber Davis on Jul 17, 2014 4:54:00 PM

The second week of the Osceola County Historical Society summer camp was another successful week with campers and counselors learning what it means to be a true survivor in Osceola County. Here’s six things the kids participated in, giving you an inside look at what life as a camper was like.

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Topics: OCHS Summer Camp

OCHS Summer Camp Recap: Diggin' Up History

Posted by Kimber Davis on Jul 3, 2014 4:53:00 PM

The first week of the Osceola County Historical Society’s summer camp was a complete success and left the campers and counselors reeling with excitement for the camp sessions to continue. Diggin’ Up History was a great way to kick off this annual event and taught the kids a lot about the past. Here’s five things the kids did to stay busy, giving you a little glimpse at what it was like being a camper.

  • Crafting at the Welcome Center. To enhance the campers’ understanding of past cultures and archeological techniques, they completed multiple crafts. The crafts included using clay to create pottery, reconstructing broken pottery, creating cave paintings and using pictographs to write legends. These crafts are currently on display at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, making it a another great reason to come tour the museum this summer. 
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Topics: OCHS Summer Camp

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

Posted by Kimber Davis on Jun 26, 2014 5:30:00 PM

 

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Topics: OCHS Events

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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