Once a year, the Osceola County Historical Society staff invites the organization's members and Board of Directors to a special meeting to review and share the year's progress. 2013-2014 was an exciting year at the OCHS, and the numbers don't lie! Read more to find out what we've been up to this past year.
- The 2014 Historical Society summer camps were the organization’s best ever! The OCHS hosted four history themed week-long summer camps between June and August, and over 110 campers attended. Thanks to a grant from Disney, half of those campers were able to attend for free!
The Osceola High School Kowboys’ varsity football team is bound for the 7A State Championship game on December 12th with hopes of making history for their school and Kowboys everywhere!
This is the eighth consecutive year the Kowboys have made it to the playoffs (a school record!), but it’s the first time they have made it to the championship game since 2007. In 2012 and 2013, the Kowboys were eliminated from the playoffs during the state semifinal round, including a 31-30 loss against Niceville last year.
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.