Osceola County Historical Society Blog

WHAT MY OCHS MEMBERSHIP MEANS TO ME… and WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER JOINING TOO!

Posted by Lisa Liu on Aug 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM

My first exposure to the Osceola County Historical Society (OCHS) and resulting enthusiastic desire to join as a member began with a story about growth…

In 2011, a community development plan was being prepared for the Narcoossee Corridor with input from local residents collected via a series of public meetings organized by the Osceola County Planning Department and District 5 Commissioner Fred Hawkins, Jr. As a participant, the topic of local historic preservation came to my attention when information was shared that the historic circa 1886 Narcoossee Schoolhouse was slated to be moved out to the Pioneer Village in Kissimmee.

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Topics: Volunteer Opportunities, Osceola County Historical Society Membership, History

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

Calling all volunteers! The OCHS needs you.

Posted by Kristi Prescott on Sep 12, 2014 4:47:00 PM

As The Osceola County Historical Society grows, so does our need for volunteers. Whether you can give one hour or 30 hours a month, any service is appreciated. Volunteering is a rewarding experience and helps promote many causes in the community to make it a better place. With the expansion of our new Pioneer Village, our need for new volunteers is greater now than ever before and we’ve got a list a mile long of ways you can help.

You can become a…

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Topics: Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Spotlight: Don Miers, the Man behind the Mustache

Posted by Kimber Davis on Jun 16, 2014 5:14:00 PM

 

There have been many famous mustaches throughout history. There’s Colonel Sanders and Tom Selleck, Yosemite Same and Salvador Dali. Here in Osceola County we have our own famous mustached man: the one and only Don Miers. 

Long before the mustache, Don grew up in Dumont, New Jersey. At a young age, he was a hard worker—a trait he inherited from his mother. Even though Stella Miers was a single mother, she climbed the ladder to vice president at a bank in New York. In 1971, at the age of 18 years old, Don moved down to tropical St. Petersburg to attend college. Maybe it was the sun and the sand, but Florida has had a hold on him ever since. Continuing in the footsteps of his mother’s work ethic, Don became the youngest hotel manager in Howard Johnson history at the age of just 20 years old.

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Topics: Volunteer Opportunities, Volunteer Spotlight

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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