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!

History is Happening in Steamboat Travel!

BEFORE THE TRAIN…IT WAS “ALL ABOARD” THE STEAMBOAT!

It’s easy for us to reach just about any destination today but before the Sugar Belt Railroad was extended to Narcoossee, early settlers traveled by steamboat between East and West Lake Tohopekaliga and to reach Kissimmee and travel even further south on the Kissimmee River.  In 1885, the British colony in Narcoossee had the 45.7ft. long Colonist steamboat constructed.  One can imagine the simpler pace and patience required to traverse even the shortest of distances and for the transport of goods and basic supplies for living as well!

 

Steamboat travel afforded time for relaxation and enjoying Florida nature. (Source: Florida Photographs 1886-1925 by members of the Fell and Vans Agnew families)

 

JOIN US FOR “BROMELIADS AND BAKED GOODS” ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST!

From 8am – 11am – drop by the historic Narcoossee Schoolhouse at 5026 Yukon Street (next to the Narcoossee fire station) and help us continue our historic preservation efforts through the purchase of a colorful bromeliad – 1 for $5 or 5 for $20!  Delicious homemade baked goods will also be sold.

Bromeliads thrive in the shade in Florida gardens and add brilliant color to any yard!

See you there!

 

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 RoadSaint Cloud, FL  34771
Have questions or need additional information?
Email: info@narcoosseehistory.org

 

History is Happening!
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