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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. 

Maria Gurlich and Bill hansen

                                                                  (Maria Grulich and Bill Hansen)

 Osceola County Historical Society’s Executive Director, Donnita Dampier began the program with a welcoming statement and introductions of the guest speakers for the night, Maria Gurlich and Bill Hansen.

Opening Statements                                                   (Donnita Dampier introducing Maria Gurlich)


Bill Hansen

                                                                                                 (Bill Hansen)

New faces filled the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, with Spanish self-guided tours now available, eager to learn more about Osceola County and its rich history. This project is provided in partnership with United Arts of Central Florida, Duke Energy, and the Osceola County Historical Society.

Spanish Self-Guided Tours

Guests mingled after the presentation was over, sipping on refreshments and sampling delicious Hispanic food catered by Paladar Grill, while previewing the premiere of Words of Pride: Living My History.

 If you missed the premiere, don’t worry, we have you covered! Visit http://osceolahistory.org/words-of-pride-living-my-history/to watch Words of Pride: Living My History. The Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum is open daily from 9AM to 5PM, with FREE admission. Don’t forget, Spanish self-guided tours are available upon request.


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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

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