THE NARCOOSSEE AREA CHAPTER OF THE

OSCEOLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Narcoossee Area Chapter Osceola County Historical Society

 

 

Current Project:  Raising funds and support for the restoration of the circa 1886 Narcoossee Schoolhouse (located at 5026 Yukon Street adjacent to the Narcoossee Fire Department.)

 

 

 

 

History is Happening in Narcoossee!

Heralding the Arrival of Christmas in Narcoossee!

While the tradition of the Christmas tree is said to have originated in Germany, the concept first gained popularity in England and the U.S. when Queen Victoria’s husband, German-born Prince Albert, arranged for a decorated tree at Windsor Castle and an illustration of this tree appeared in the Illustrated London News in December 1848.

British settlers founding Narcoossee in 1884, brought this and other holiday traditions with them.  An article in the Osceola News in December of 1889 details a community Christmas celebration at the Cadman estate in Narcoossee:

“The dining room, with its rows of burdened tables, swinging Chinese lanterns, tufts of gaily colored bunting, lavish sprinkling of the time-honored holly and other seasonable evergreens (not to omit the seductive mistletoe), presented a peculiarly fascinating scene…”

 

Christmas at Windsor Castle

 

It’s fun to imagine what Christmas must have been like then.  And… to experience our current traditions – join us on Saturday, December 8th when Santa arrives in Narcoossee at our Community BBQ and Bake Sale event.  Our own tables will be “burdened” with delicious BBQ ($8 a plate) and baked goods for sale.  The event runs from 11am – 3pm and Santa will be there from 11am-2pm to hear your holiday wishes.  As always, all proceeds go towards sharing and preserving our unique Narcoossee Area history.  Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All! From Your Narcoossee Chapter Friends. 

Source: https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/christmas-tree-at-windsor-castle-from-the-christmas-supplement-to-the-illustrated-london-news

History is Happening in Narcoossee!

 

 

Help Restore the Historic
Narcoossee Schoolhouse!

Make a contribution via the PayPal link below:

 

 

Meeting every 1st Monday of the Month
5:30 PM at Narcoossee Community Center
5354 Rambling Road Saint Cloud, FL  34771
Have questions or need additional information?
Email: info@narcoosseehistory.org

 

History is Happening!
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