When it comes to the Young Friends of the Osceola County Historical Society, they've got one goal in mind for their organization—raising money to award a scholarship to an Osceola County high school senior who is majoring in history or museum studies or has volunteered at least 40 hours with the historical society.
When it comes to how they raise their money for this scholarship, they have one theme behind their fundraising—a little mingling mixed with adult beverages (for those who are 21 and up of course!).
Throughout the year they host various Historic Happy Hours
and once a year they host their annual Pub Crawl.
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.
We've got a rundown of 9 recipes you can make with a pork butt, it is almost like the never-ending list of things Forest Gump came up with for shrimp. But, maybe just a wee bit better. Here we go:
On October 4th, the Osceola County Historical Society and some of our most adventurous members headed out to Tenoroc Shooting Center in Lakeland, Florida to participate in our yearly Shotgun Shuffle.
We’re back this month with another team member of the OCHS feature! Last month we shared about Margaret Wallis, our Development Director. Today we’re highlighting Kimber Davis, the Osceola County Historical Society Program Coordinator.
Kimber is a homegrown, Osceola County girl. She grew up in St. Cloud on the shores of Alligator Lake, where she developed a love of the water at a young age. From boating and jet skiing to SCUBA diving and competitive swimming, Kimber has always taken advantage of the year-round Florida sunshine. She was part of the second graduating class of Harmony High School (Go Longhorns!) and then left Osceola County to attend the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.