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Katrina Scarborough  As the President of the Osceola County Historical Society, I would like
                               to welcome you to the Winter Issue of our History E-magazine. I want
OCHS PRESIDENT                 to thank all of our members, sponsors, contributors, volunteers, and
                               Board of Directors, along with a great staff for your continued support
                     because without you we would not be successful. We have continued to grow
                     in recent years and this has been largely due to a fabulous staff, so a huge
                     shout out to each and every one of them for all of the hard work, time, and
                     effort they put into making the Historical Society what is it today.

                     Our summer exhibit, Silver Spurs Rodeo: Taking Stock, was a great example of
                     how our community continues to “take stock” in the event that literally rep-
                     resents families and their Osceola County heritage.

                     In reflecting the diversity within Osceola County, our current exhibit is Connect-
                     ing to Cuba. It explores the relationship between the United States and Cuba
                     throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Please take time and visit this exhibit at
                     the Welcome Center and History Museum, it will be on display until January 8,

                     When you receive this E-magazine, the 24th Annual Pioneer Day will have
                     already taken place. The staff and Board of Directors puts in a tremendous
                     amount of time and I anticipate this event to be an even bigger success than
                     last year. Last year we estimated over 2500 attendees and we expect that num-
                     ber to grow to over 3000 this year.

                     Our next big event is Dine with the Departed in March, and I ask that you con-
                     sider attending. It is a great way to learn about historical figures from Osceola

                     Our goal this year is to increase our membership and the funds obtained
                     through our fundraising events. So I ask you to reach out to family, friends
                     and neighbors and ask them to join the Historical Society. Also, we are always
                     looking for volunteers as we expand our field trip program to Osceola County
                     schools and receive more visitors to the Welcome Center and History Museum.

                     If you have not visited the new Pioneer Village, please visit us… will not be

                     History is Happening!

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