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What Kind of History Will You Make in 2019?

Posted by Krystal Baize on Jan 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM

With the start of the New Year many of you may have a list of New Year’s Resolutions, I know I do! Some of the most popular New Year Resolutions are to lose weight, eat healthier, stop a bad habit, reduce stress, and travel more.

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Topics: Osceola County Historical Society Membership, Volunteering, Benifts of being a Volunteer, Donations, Osceola County Historical Society, Osceola County, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek

Opendoor: Buying and Selling Homes

Posted by Krystal Baize on Dec 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Buying and selling homes can be tricky and time consuming, here are some fun facts about the newest way to buy and sell homes through Opendoor
  • Opendoor is a new and simple way to buy or sell a home in Orlando.
  • If you’re selling, skip the hassle of listing, showings, and months of uncertainty. Simply go to opendoor.com and tell us a bit about your home to receive a fair market offer on your home in 48 hours. After accepting an offer and completing an Opendoor inspection, you are on your way to selling your home in record time. 
  • If you’re buying, browse on your terms from the convenience of the Opendoor app. They make it incredibly easy to visit hundreds of Opendoor homes so you can quickly find the perfect one and purchase it on your terms. Find available homes, instantly unlock and tour them any day of the week from 6am to 9pm, and even make an offer, all directly from the Opendoor app.
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Topics: Business Membership, Opendoor, Buying New Home, Selling Your Home, Around Osceola County

Lights, Camera, Christmas Lights!

Posted by Krystal Baize on Dec 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The hustle and bustle of working, shopping for gifts, and making sure the house is decorated with holiday décor can be exhausting and overwhelming at times so we’ve created a list of family friendly locations that are decked full of cheer and picture perfect. Here are 5 locations to check out over the holiday season!

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Topics: Cadman House, Tyson House, Lanier House, Holiday Cheer, Santa, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, City of St. Cloud, City of Kissimmee

27 Reason to Attend the 27th Annual Pioneer Day Event

Posted by Krystal Baize on Oct 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Celebrate Osceola County's first residents and the pioneering spirit of the late 19th century during the 27th Annual Pioneer Day. Here are some reasons why you won't want to miss this event, 27 reasons to be exact!


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Topics: 27th Annual Pioneer Day, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, Osceola County Historical Society, Outdoor Event, Fall Festival, History, Free Admission, Big John's Rockin' BBQ, Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures

Backstage Access of Osceola Heritage Park

Posted by Krystal Baize on Oct 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The Osceola County Historical Society recently had the privilege of attending a private behind-the-scenes tour of Osceola Heritage Park. Here is a little history and glance of what goes on behind the curtains of all the concerts, events, and trade shows that take place at our very own Osceola Heritage Park.

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Topics: Business Membership, Osceola Heritage Park, Silver Spurs Rodeo, Silver Spurs Arena, Event Space, Osceola County

The Reward of Loving History!

Posted by Krystal Baize on Jun 27, 2018 11:34:50 AM

History is happening every day, the Narcoossee Area Chapter of the Osceola County Historical Society made history of their own at the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation's 40th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, FL,  The chapter received an Outstanding Achievement Award from The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, recognizing the circa 1886 Narcoossee Schoolhouse project.

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Topics: Narcoossee, Narcoossee Schoolhouse, Osceola History, Osceola County Historical Society Curator, Volunteer

2018 History Month Proclamations

Posted by Krystal Baize on May 31, 2018 3:28:52 PM

Proclamation, it just sounds important, doesn’t it? Did you know that a proclamation is a public or official announcement, especially one dealing with a matter of great importance? 

 During the month of May, the Osceola County Historical Society received a number of acknowledgments declaring the whole month of May, History Month. 

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Topics: History Month, Osceola County Historical Society, City of St. Cloud, City of Kissimmee, Osceola County School Board, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Totally Tots! Temporary Exhibit

Words of Pride: Living My History Recap

Posted by Krystal Baize on May 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 It’s with great excitement that the Osceola County Historical Society was able to host the premiere of the Hispanic Oral History Series, Words of Pride: Living My History on April 25, 2018. This 6-person Oral History Project features Commissioner Peggy Choudhry, Maria Grulich, Bill Hansen, Lt Rafael “Ralph” Herrera, Commissioner Viviana Janer, and Hilda Perez. 

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Topics: Oscoela County Historical Society, Hispanic Heritage Oral History Project, Words of Pride: Living My History, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, History

General Alfred Iverson Jr.

Posted by Krystal Baize on Apr 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

General Alfred Iverson came to Kissimmee about 1881, and lived here until he moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1910, where he subsequently died on March 31, 1911.

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Topics: History, Oscoela County Historical Society, General Alfred Inverson Jr.

Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show: 100 Years Ago

Posted by Krystal Baize on Feb 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Held annually each February, the Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show and Fair we are familiar with originated in the 1940s with the Kissimmee Valley Livestock Market being used as its venue.  Interrupted briefly by World War II, the fair and show returned, was incorporated and became an association which continues the tradition of an annual fair and livestock show.

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Topics: Around Osceola County, Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show, 100 years ago in Osceola County, History

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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
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