Summer Activities in Osceola County!

Summer time in Florida is the perfect opportunity to explore the activities and attractions Osceola County has to offer! Offering family-friendly adventures, there are plenty of activities to ensure everyone has fun! Check out some of our f…

The Reward of Loving History!

History is happening every day, the Narcoossee Area Chapter of the Osceola County Historical Society made history of their own at the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s 40th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, FL,.  The chapter received an Outstanding Achievement Award from The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, recognizing the circa 1886 Narcoossee Schoolhouse project.

Joseph Tripp Burbank

In 1915, at the age of seventy-seven, Joseph Tripp Burbank was known as the “Champion Combination Drummer of the World” according to the St. Cloud Tribune.  Born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania on October 12, 1836, J.T., as he was later known, was one of nine children born to Jacob and Sophia Burbank.

Antique Funeral Coach

The haunted history of Osceola County has creaked into the artifact collection at OCHS. The antique funeral coach, shrouded in mystery, was donated to the Osceola County Historical Society by Osceola Memory Gardens in 2015. Although the ori…

Dr. Thomas M. Rivers

Thomas Maximus Rivers attended the Medical College of South Carolina and graduated in the class of 1900.He served as health officer of Kissimmee and of Osceola County for many years. He was a member and former president of the Orange County Medical Society, a member of the Florida Midland Medical Society and also belonged to the Florida State Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the Florida Railway Surgeons Association, and the Society of the Atlantic Coast Line.

History is Happening!