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.

The Perfect Back to School Field Trip

This week Osceola County School District will welcome its students back to the hallowed halls of classrooms all across the County. As students gear up for another year of learning, the Osceola County Historical Society is preparing the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek and the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum for field trips and independent student visits. OCHS offers many learning opportunities for students of all ages, from Living History at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek to guided tours of the Welcome Center and History Museum complete with private art lessons inspired by the current temporary exhibit.

OCHS Employee Spotlight: Jozef Bladek

Jozef Bladek has been greeting locals and visitors at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum since December 2016. In addition to his role as museum attendant, Jozef conducts tours of the History Museum, participants in outreach programs, assists with the smooth operations of exhibit openings and recently, he has added Pioneer Village field trip attendant to his repertoire.

Making History Real: Field Trips

Field Trips are a great way for students to experience their lessons with immersive encounters of the subject of study. Living History field trips sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and Duke Energy are an excellent example of these encounters.

5 Reasons to Visit the Pioneer Village This Summer

Looking for something unique to do with family and friends this summer? Look no farther! The Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek is comprised of a permanent collection of 8 historic structures which once stood in different areas of Osceola County.

History is Happening!