OCHS Venue Recap

With the weather cooling down in the last quarter of 2018, ten private events were hosted between the Buster Kenton Room at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum and the Pavilion and grounds of Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. The weather proved to be perfect for the many events hosted in the Pavilion at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek.

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.

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.

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.

OCHS Quarterly Events Recap

The Summer was a very exciting time at the Venues Managed by the Osceola County Historical Society! Ten private events were hosted between the Buster Kenton Room at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum and the Pavilion and grounds of Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek.

History is Happening!
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