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Toho WaterWorks Summer Camp

Posted by Krystal McIntee on Aug 11, 2017 12:20:53 PM

 Toho Water Authority plays a huge part in the lives of local students in Osceola County. Over the summer, Toho offered their Toho WaterWorks Summer Camp, which ran from July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017 to about 20 middle school students. Each day, the campers were able to learn about the importance of water through hands-on experiments, group building activities, and tours of various facilities.

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Topics: History, Around Osceola County, Summer Camp, Toho Water Authority

K & M Rentals: The One Stop Rental Shop

Posted by Krystal McIntee on Jul 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

K & M Rentals is a minority owned business that has been in operation since 1993. Mary Brodie, founder of K & M Rentals, realized there was a need for a more specialized equipment rental company in Orlando and Kissimmee to offer a variety of rentals to guests arriving from Overseas and the USA. It was from this idea and a lot of hard work from Mary’s loyal employees that K & M Rentals has grown to become one of the top equipment rental companies in Orlando and Kissimmee.

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Topics: Osceola County Historical Society Membership, Around Osceola County, K & M Rentals

History Month Recap

Posted by Krystal McIntee on May 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

May was publicized History Month in a Proclamation presented by Osceola County and the Board of County Commissioners on May 8, 2017.

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Topics: City of Kissimmee, History Month, City of St. Cloud, Proclamation, Osceola County Historical Society, Osceola County

Banana Cake: One of Dixie's Favorites

Posted by Krystal McIntee on Mar 30, 2017 2:12:51 PM

Last month we shared a blog about a sweet potatoe pie that built a church.  As a special treat this month we are sharing another recipe. This recipe can be found in "Yesteryear and Today 1840 - 2006", a collection of recipes by Dixie Myrtice Bronson Nickle.  Dixie decicated this recipe book to her mother Ada Bernice Bronson, who taught Dixie how to cook as a young girl. The  recipe book is one of the many books available for purchase at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum and the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek.

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Topics: History, Banana Cake Recipe, Dixie Myrtice Bronson Nickle, Yesteryears and Today 1840-2006, Ada Bernice Bronson

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

Posted by Krystal McIntee on Feb 13, 2017 2:09:40 PM

The Osceola County Historical Society is pleased with the new additions popping up around the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. The original authentic structures, including the Cadman Complex, the Lanier home, and the Tyson home are just a few of the buildings preserved from the late 1800s used to educate the public in the ways of living back in the late 1800s.

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Topics: History, Narcoossee, Replica Schoolhouse, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek

Train Depot: Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Expansion

Posted by Krystal McIntee on Jan 25, 2017 7:30:00 AM

The Osceola County Historical Society had a very busy year in 2016 and was awarded a grant from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs to continue the expansion of the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, and was able to present a new addition: a late 1800s replica Train Depot! The Train Depot made it's grand debut on November 11, 2016 during the 25th Annual Pioneer Day event, which was their largest event to date.

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Topics: Osceola County History, Pioneer Village, Rail Transportation, Replica Train Depot

KUA: Kissimmee Lakefront - Movie in the Park

Posted by Krystal McIntee on Jan 10, 2017 11:16:38 AM

TGIF - Thank Goodness It's Friday; isn't that the saying that normally comes to mind at the end of your work or school week? You may find yourself wondering, "How should I start my weekend off right?" I have just the answer for you. Kissimmee Utility Authority and the City of Kissimmee have partnered together to host Movie in the Park, a free event at the Kissimmee Lakefront Park that you don't want to miss! 

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Topics: Kid Friendly, Free Admission, KUA, Around Osceola County, City of Kissimmee, Movie in the Park, Kissimmee Lakefront Park

Snow in Florida: A Celebration to Experience

Posted by Krystal McIntee on Dec 22, 2016 7:25:59 AM

Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing Now Snowing while attending the Kissimmee Is Me Ambassador Program sponsored by Experience Kissimmee, Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce and X Factor Institute. I left the event feeling like a kid again and in the Christmas spirit. I immediately thought to myself this is something that I need to share with everyone and decided I had to bring my family back the next week to partake in the festivities.

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Topics: Tourism, Kid Friendly, Christmas, Around Osceola County

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

Posted by Krystal McIntee on Nov 4, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Every once in a while an event rolls around that you just don't want to miss...this year, that event is the Osceola County Historical Society's 25th Annual Pioneer Days Event!

Here are the Top 25 Reasons to Attend the 25th Annual Pioneer Days Event!!

1. Learn the History! Osceola County is full of rich history. Pioneer Days allows residents and visitors to better understand the Pioneer families and what life in the 1800s would have been like without air conditioning and cell phones. 

2. Help us celebrate our anniversary. Pioneer Day is actually TWO days this year!! We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary with a special TWO day event.

3. Save on admission with this great FREE event! That’s right, we are offering free admission to the Pioneer Village. Friday and Saturday, November 11th and 12th from 10AM to 4PM. FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING!!

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Topics: Osceola County Historical Society Membership, Educational, Kid Friendly, Osceola County History, 25th Annual Pioneer Days Event, Free Admission, Pioneer Village

Reasons to Visit the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum

Posted by Krystal McIntee on Sep 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum located at 4155 W. Vine St. Kissimmee, FL 34741 is a stop you must make! The hours of operation are from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, 7 days a week. The Osceola County Welcome Center and Welcome Center is closed on major holidays and the admission is FREE.

 

The Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum was created in partnership with the Osceola County and the Osceola County Historical Society to teach locals and visitors about the county’s rich history.

 

The center is comprised of 4 realistic dioramas showcasing different habitats that you could encounter while in Osceola County: swamplands, pine flatwoods, oak hammock, and lakefront. Each exhibit features an interactive display and a scavenger hunt. If you are looking for a unique experience and are yearning to learn more about Osceola County this is the place to come!

 

If you are wondering why you should stop by to see us at the Welcome Center and History Museum, here are a few reasons:

 

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Topics: History, Educational, Facility Rentals, Kid Friendly, Osceola County History, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Affordable

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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