Osceola County Historical Society Blog

Volunteer Spotlight: Anza Bast

Posted by Larissa Bixby on Nov 26, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Anza Bast has been involved with the Osceola County Historical Society for over 10 years, she is a dedicated volunteer and board member who received this year’s Florida Association of Museums Outstanding Volunteer award. Anza is an invaluable resource for OCHS. Her wealth of regional knowledge and her passion for history have made her an incredible asset to the organization. Anza volunteers most of her time in the Curation and Collection Department. Larissa Bixby caught up with Anza at the Research Center at Spence Pavilion one afternoon to chat a bit about her contributions to OCHS.

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Topics: Volunteer Spotlight, Volunteer, Volunteering, Benifts of being a Volunteer, Volunteer Opportunities, Osceola County

Anza Bast Receives FAM Outstanding Volunteer Award

Posted by Kayla Smith on Oct 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Each year, the Florida Association of Museums honors those who help museums fulfill their individual missions. One such honor, the Outstanding Volunteer Award is given to a “volunteer whose service to a museum has made a lasting impact on the fulfillment of the institution’s mission”. Osceola County Historical Society has many wonderful volunteers and, as a result, decided to nominate one of them: Anza Bast.

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Topics: Volunteer, Volunteer Opportunities, Osceola County Historical Society, Board of Directors, Florida Association of Museums

The Reward of Loving History!

Posted by Krystal Baize on Jun 27, 2018 11:34:50 AM

History is happening every day, the Narcoossee Area Chapter of the Osceola County Historical Society made history of their own at the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation's 40th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, FL,  The chapter received an Outstanding Achievement Award from The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, recognizing the circa 1886 Narcoossee Schoolhouse project.

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Topics: Narcoossee, Narcoossee Schoolhouse, Osceola History, Osceola County Historical Society Curator, Volunteer

OH! Employee Spotlight: Kayla Smith

Posted by Larissa Bixby on Jun 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

This month’s spotlight is all about OCHS Curator and Collections Manager, Kayla Smith. Kayla began working at the Osceola County Historical Society as a volunteer in 2016 before she took the position as Curator on her birthday that same year. She spends her free time with her husband, Paul, and their son. She enjoys exploring the outdoors and teaching her son about the world. Kayla spoke with Program Director, Larissa Bixby; let’s see what she said:

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Topics: OCHS Employee Spotlight, Osceola County Historical Society, Osceola County Historical Society Curator, Volunteer

Benefits of Volunteering

Posted by Scott B. Dickie on Jun 9, 2016 9:30:00 AM

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING…you may not have considered!

Thinking about volunteering? Not sure about how to take the next step? Cautious about ‘jumping in’?Always having good intentions to volunteer in one’s community…..but always procrastinating and never following through?

 Think of it another way:

 “Volunteering can have surprising benefits to both your mental health and well-being”

 The benefits of a few hours a week volunteering can be enormous to you, your family, your neighborhood and even your community and beyond.

 

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Topics: Volunteer Opportunities, Volunteer, Volunteering, Benifts of being a Volunteer

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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