Mark McHugh made his grand entrance on April 19th when Gatorland hosted a groundbreaking ceremony announcing their $2 million expansion which will feature the ALL new Gator Joe's Adventure Outpost and Stompin' Gator Off-Road Adventure, scheduled to open Fall 2017.
Looking for a unique airboat experience? Look no further! Our airboat experience was flawless from the start with Spirit of the Swamp Airboats. We made our reservation through Debi Clark, who sent us all of the information we needed for check-in including directions to the ramp. We met at Triangle Park and spotted the airboats and company vehicles right away.
Have you ever imagined having dinner in a cemetery?
This idea sounded crazy to me the first time I heard it until I learned a little more about Dine with the Departed and had a chance to experience it for myself.
Dine with the Departed is a fundraiser hosted by the Osceola County Historical Society to help raise money to continue their mission. The event is designed to educate the public on the history of Kissimmee’s Rose Hill Cemetery and the influential people who now reside there.
Pioneer Day is November 14th, 2015 from 10AM - 4PM. Here are the 10 reasons you don't want to miss this event!
The buzz lately around the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum has been all about Pioneer Day. It's a tradition of the OCHS to host this annual event but, this year, our Pioneer Day is more special than ever because it coincides with the Grand Opening of the new Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. And really, that is a day we've been looking forward to for months now. From moving the historic buildings at our old site to having authentic replicas of Chickee structures built at our new site and everything in between, we've been working hard to make this dream of ours a reality.
On October 4th, the Osceola County Historical Society and some of our most adventurous members headed out to Tenoroc Shooting Center in Lakeland, Florida to participate in our yearly Shotgun Shuffle.
Another successful event can be added to the history books, well, The Osceola County Historical Society’s history books that is.
We hosted our first Hospitality Industry Party on Wednesday, September 10, 2014! During the event, Industry Employees were able to enjoy food, drinks and raffle prizes while experiencing the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum. For most of our guests they were doing it for their first time!
Topics: OCHS Event Recap
The Osceola County Historical Society Shotgun Shuffle is right around the corner and we realized, for those of you who aren’t really sure what this whole thing is all about, that two little words might paint the picture for you.
Topics: OCHS Events
With the opening of the new Pioneer Village this fall, we are happy to announce the ribbon cutting of The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek. This is a great step forward in recreational activities provided on Shingle Creek for visitors of the Pioneer Village, Welcome Center and beyond.
Tuesday marked another great accomplishment in the latest Osceola County Historical Society project focused on moving various historic buildings from their original locations to the new Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. The citrus packing house (along with the other historic buildings at the old Pioneer Village) made the move and we thought you might be interested in the history behind it.