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Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek: Revitalized!

Posted by Rachel McIntee on Nov 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM

1 year ago, you invested in us, well beyond your cash donations. You revitalized our spirits, and helped us move forward.

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Topics: Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, 26th Annual Pioneer Day, Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, Board of Directors, Osceola County, Lanier House, Tyson House, Cadman House, Replica Schoolhouse, 1800s Replica General Store, community

OCHS Presented Non-Profit of the Year Award by St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Rachel McIntee on Oct 23, 2018 6:30:00 AM

 Congratulations are in order for the Osceola County Historical Society after being awarded the Non-Profit of the Year Award by the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce on September 29, 2018. As a dedicated member of the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, we are honored to receive this prestigious award. OCHS’ goal is to collect and preserve the history of Osceola County and it is wonderful to be recognized for the hard work the staff, volunteers, board of directors, and donors put forth.

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Topics: St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, Non-Profit of the Year Award, Osceola County Historical Society, Osceola County Historical Society Membership, Soldier City Chapter

OCHS Welcomes New Executive Director

Posted by Rachel McIntee on Oct 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The Osceola County Historical Society would like to welcome Kimberly Murray as the new Executive Director. Kimberly has a Master of Science Degree in Human Services Management and officially joined the OCHS team on October 1, 2018. 

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Topics: Osceola County Historical Society, Kimberly Murray, Executive Director

The OCHS Team Making Their Own History

Posted by Rachel McIntee on Aug 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Last week OCHS Staff ventured out of our historic zone to see what life was like off I-Drive. We were able to visit WonderWorks and the Outta Control Magic Comedy Show. We enjoyed pizza, salad and our drink of choice all while being wildly entertained. Check out what the staff had to say about their experience!

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Topics: Oscoela County Historical Society, Summer Activities, Tourism, Our Team, WonderWorks

Expanding: Buildings and Team Members

Posted by Rachel McIntee on Dec 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

With the opening of the 1800s Replica Historic Church, OCHS is excited to announce a new addition to the team. Please help us in welcoming Maggie Ferrara who joined us on October 2, 2017 as our Facility Rental Sales Coordinator. Maggie graduated from Michigan State University in Hospitality Business Management and has been in the hospitality industry for over 10 years. We are very excited to have her as part of our team.

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Topics: Venue Rentals, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Osceola County Historical Society, Buster Kenton Room, 1800s Historic Replica Church, Pavilion at Pioneer Village

$80,000 Cultural Facility Grant awarded to OCHS for 1800s Replica General Store

Posted by Rachel McIntee on Aug 30, 2017 12:59:04 PM

The Osceola County Historical Society received an $80,000 Cultural Facility Grant through the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. The organization will use the state funds from this grant to continue the next phase of the expansion of the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek (2491 Babb Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34746), which will include the construction and furnishing of a late-1800s replica General Store. The replica General Store is scheduled to be completed this fall and open during the 26th Annual Pioneer Day on November 11, 2017. 

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Topics: Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, Expansion, 1800s Replica General Store, History

1800s Replica Historic Church Grand Opening

Posted by Rachel McIntee on Jun 8, 2017 2:07:46 PM

On June 7, 2017 at 10AM, the Osceola County Historical Society hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the 1800s Replica Historic Church featured in the heart of the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. (2491 Babb Rd. Kissimmee, FL 34746)

The 1800s Replica Historic Church is based on St. Peters Episcopal Church. St. Peters Church was consecrated in 1898 after Lt. Colonel William Cadman took the lead in raising funds to build the church. 

 

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Gatorland will soon feature an off-road adventure!

Posted by Rachel McIntee on May 4, 2017 8:30:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: Gatorland, Around Osceola County, Affordable

Spirit of the Swamp: A Unique Airboat Experience

Posted by Rachel McIntee on Feb 27, 2017 1:11:38 PM

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.

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Topics: Tourism, Educational, Around Osceola County, Spirit of the Swamp, Airboats

Have You Ever Imagined Having Dinner in a Cemetery?

Posted by Rachel McIntee on Feb 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Dine with the Departed, Rose Hill Cemetery, Osceola County History, History, Fundraisers

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:

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