Author Archives: Rachel McIntee

OCHS Employee Spotlight: Larissa Bixby, Program Director

This month’s Employee Spotlight is shining on Program Director, Larissa Bixby.

Instead of my usual interview, I’ve written up a short “About Me” using the same prompts as in past Spotlight Interviews. I’ve been with the Osceola County Historical Society for two years now. I began as part time Program Coordinator and was promoted to full-time Program Director. I’m from Louisville, Kentucky, but I have lived all over the Midwestern and Southern United States in my pursuit of an education.

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What Next – How to Start Planning Your Big Day!

The holidays are over, and for some readers, your gifts included an engagement ring. We offer you our best wishes as you start preparing for your dream day. We are sure you are still in a cloud of excitement and happiness.

You’ve most likely told your families and your friends. But by now, the love that surrounded the announcement is probably giving way to the panic of “What next”. We’d like to offer some hints on where to start.

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Osceola Natives

In the mid-1700s, large groups of Native Americans, primarily from Georgia, began to come into Florida, which was still owned by Spain. Many were displaced from war and were looking for a safe home. They would band together to form a new tribe, known as the Seminole Indian tribe. The Seminoles, meaning “separatists” or “runaways”, gained their name as a result of their decision to leave their other tribes and migrate to Florida.

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What Kind of History Will You Make in 2019?

With the start of the New Year many of you may have a list of New Year’s Resolutions, I know I do! Some of the most popular New Year Resolutions are to lose weight, eat healthier, stop a bad habit, reduce stress, and travel more.

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Why You Should Consider Holding Your Wedding at an OCHS Venue

Couples who are planning weddings put much thought into where to have their wedding. Do you want to have the ceremony in a religious setting then move to a hall or hotel for the reception party? Are there reasons to have everything in one place? What are some of the advantages of holding your wedding at venues like the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek or the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum? This blog aims to put forth some answers to those questions.

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