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.

Fraternity Hall

In July 1908, W.B. Tally was hired as to design a building, to be called Fraternity Hall. The Masons and Pythians long felt the need for a meeting place for their organizations, one which would be large enough to accommodate their groups.

The History behind the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

The history of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church begins with the arrival of Mr. Anthony Tress from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

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