Osceola County Historical Society Blog

5 Reasons to Visit the Pioneer Village This Summer

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

Looking for something unique to do with family and friends this summer? Look no farther! The Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek is comprised of a permanent collection of 8 historic structures which once stood in different areas of Osceola County. While walking through the Pioneer Village, you’ll feel as though you are taking a stroll back in time. Here is a list of the top 5 reasons you should come visit.

Here is a list of the top 5 reasons you should come visit the Pioneer Village this summer!

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Topics: Osceola History, The Pioneer Village, History, Summer Activities, Educational, Field Trips and Group Trips, Facility Rentals, Kid Friendly, Affordable

Pioneer Day: A Growing Tradition in Osceola County

Posted by Rachel McIntee on Nov 4, 2014 8:56:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Osceola History, OCHS Events, The Pioneer Village

History on the move in Osceola County!

Posted by Liz Stemm on Sep 23, 2014 5:27:00 PM

We’ve shared a lot this summer about our beloved Pioneer Village. It’s a laundry list of history and information that has flooded the blog about the various historic structures from how they came to be (including the history of the pioneer families that once inhabited them) to so much more. If you missed out on any of it, here’s a little of what we have to offer:

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Topics: Around Osceola, Historic Buildings, The Pioneer Village

The History of the Tyson House

Posted by Liz Stemm on Aug 8, 2014 5:00:00 PM

 

Another structure to make its move to the new Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek recently was the ol’ Tyson (Tison) House. The Tyson House allows the Osceola County Historical Society to tell the story of an average farming family of Osceola County in the late 1800’s and we thought you might like to take a step back in time today and learn a little bit about them.

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Topics: Osceola History, Historic Buildings, The Pioneer Village

Moving the Citrus Packing House from Bass Road to Its New Home

Posted by Rachel McIntee on Jul 24, 2014 5:32:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Osceola History, Historic Buildings, The Pioneer Village

Osceola County Pioneer Family Spotlight: The Cadman Family

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Jul 18, 2014 5:30:00 PM

How the Cadman family of Yorkshire, England, came to reside in Narcoossee is a story that illustrates a major theme of 19thcentury Florida history: how Hamilton Disston’s drainage projects in Central Florida led to real estate speculation, expansion of agriculture and other enterprises, a population and building boom, and construction of new roads, canals and railroads to facilitate commerce in this former backwater area.

When the Cadman’s arrived in New York by ship in 1888 on their way to Florida, they became part of a larger trend: investors – many of them wealthy – attracted to Florida by promises of natural bounty and beauty, temperate climate and commercial opportunity. For the Cadmans, the enticement came by way of family patriarch, Lt. Col. William Edwin Cadman’s younger brother, John Heaton Cadman, Esq., who was involved in a Florida land development project.

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Topics: Osceola History, Pioneer Family, Historic Buildings, The Pioneer Village

Seminole Tribe Builds Chickee Structure at the New Pioneer Village

Posted by Liz Stemm on Jul 14, 2014 5:30:00 PM

 

The heritage of the Seminole tribe of Florida began long before the first pioneers moved into central Florida. In fact, Osceola County itself is named after the famous Seminole warrior, Osceola.  After the Seminole wars of the 1800s, the U.S. government abandoned efforts to relocate remaining Seminoles, and the Seminoles moved farther south through Florida, traveling through central Florida. In their settlements, they built Chickee structures and lived off the Florida land. As time progressed, they began hunting deer, otters, alligators, and other wildlife to supply the hide market and growing millinery trade for wealthy buyers in the North. 

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Topics: Osceola History, Historic Buildings, The Pioneer Village

On Everyone's Mind: What's Happening to the Old Pioneer Village Location?

Posted by Donnita Dampier on Jun 30, 2014 5:47:00 PM

You’ve heard lots of talk bout the Pioneer Village packing up and making a move to its new location at Shingle Creek Regional Park. We’ve shared about what we’ve learned from moving historic buildings and we’ve posted pictures on our Facebook page as some of the old houses have been taken apart, loaded on trucks and hauled off to their new home. But what you are left wondering is “what’s happening to the old Pioneer Village location once everything is said and done?” 

That’s a good question, and the Osceola County Historical Society has the answer. 

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Topics: The Pioneer Village

9 Things We Learned from Moving Historic Buildings

Posted by Donnita Dampier on May 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM

 

Moving buildings, historic or not, is not a job for the average DIYer. It’s something that needs a professional’s touch but can teach you many things along the way. Here is a rundown of the things the Osceola County Historical Society has learned from moving historic buildings in Osceola County that could save your family time and money when considering a move with your own local gem.

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Topics: Osceola History, Around Osceola, Historic Buildings, The Pioneer Village

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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