Osceola County Historical Society Blog

OCHS Venue Recap

Posted by Maggie Ferrara on Jan 28, 2019 7:00:00 AM

With the weather cooling down in the last quarter of 2018, ten private events were hosted between the Buster Kenton Room at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum and the Pavilion and grounds of Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. The weather proved to be perfect for the many events hosted in the Pavilion at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek.

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Topics: Osceola History, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, Venue Rentals, Big John's Rockin' BBQ, Outside Venues, Baby Shower

OCHS Employee Spotlight: Larissa Bixby, Program Director

Posted by Larissa Bixby on Jan 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

This month’s Employee Spotlight is shining on Program Director, Larissa Bixby.

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Topics: Field Trips and Group Trips, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, Employee Spotlight, Program Director

Osceola Natives

Posted by Kayla Smith on Jan 2, 2019 7:00:00 AM

In the mid-1700s, large groups of Native Americans, primarily from Georgia, began to come into Florida, which was still owned by Spain. Many were displaced from war and were looking for a safe home. They would band together to form a new tribe, known as the Seminole Indian tribe. The Seminoles, meaning “separatists” or “runaways”, gained their name as a result of their decision to leave their other tribes and migrate to Florida. The early Seminole tribe had two main groups: one in the Southern part of the state and the other inhabiting the area near Lake Okeechobee. The tribe would remain in Florida, and continue to grow, including the addition of former slaves into their tribe. As the Seminoles grew in number, they would end up fighting the United States government in the Seminole Wars in an effort to maintain their livelihood and lands in Florida.

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Topics: Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Seminole Settlement, Osceola Natives, Temporary Exhibit, Seminole Indians

Why You Should Consider Holding Your Wedding at an OCHS Venue

Posted by Miranda Herbert Ferrara on Dec 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

With the opening of our 1800s Replica Historic Church available for Weddings and Vow Renewals, we have spent the past several months taking a look at common wedding traditions.  We thought it was time to switch gears and look into planning the wedding itself.

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Topics: Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, Wedding Traditions, weddings, Outdoor Event

OCHS Quarterly Events Recap

Posted by Maggie Ferrara on Sep 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The Summer was a very exciting time at the Venues Managed by the Osceola County Historical Society! Ten private events were hosted between the Buster Kenton Room at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum and the Pavilion and grounds of Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek.

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Topics: OCHS Event Recap, OCHS Events, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Replica Train Depot, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, Osceola County Historical Society, Venue Rentals, 1800s Historic Replica Church, Buster Kenton Room, Pavilion at Pioneer Village, weddings, Birthday Parties, Receptions, Filming

OCHS Intern Spotlight: Audrey Snow-Brine, Marketing Intern

Posted by Audrey Snow-Brine on Aug 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Hi! My name is Audrey and I am an intern for the Osceola County Historical Society’s Marketing and Development Department this summer. I am graduating from college this December and am so grateful for this opportunity to gain experience in marketing.

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Topics: Osceola History, Around Osceola, History, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Around Osceola County, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, Osceola County, Marketing, Oscoela County Historical Society, Kissimmee

Outdoor Games of the Early 1900s that You Can Play Today!

Posted by Miranda Herbert Ferrara and Kayleigh Heister on Jun 7, 2018 12:28:51 PM

With the opening of our Totally Tots! Temporary Exhibit that runs through September 2 at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, we wanted to take a look at a few of the games that a child would have played on a lazy summer day in 1900 that you can play today.

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Topics: Summer Activities, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Totally Tots! Temporary Exhibit, Games, Outdoor

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: Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, City of Kissimmee, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, History Month, City of St. Cloud, Osceola County Historical Society, Osceola County School Board, 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: History, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Oscoela County Historical Society, Hispanic Heritage Oral History Project, Words of Pride: Living My History

It’s All in the Details

Posted by Kayla Smith on Feb 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Fashion seems to be a revolving door. A particular “fad” may be popular for a time, but will surely be replaced by another. However, that fad will probably find its way back into popularity a few decades later. One aspect that never seems to go out of style, is the attention to detail. Adding specific elements to a garment can give it an extra flair, or make a relatively bland piece look extraordinary.

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Topics: Artifact Spotlight, History, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Free Admission, Osceola County Historical Society, Fashion Rewind Opening Reception, Fashion Rewind Temporary Exhibit, Fashion

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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. 

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