Floriography or The Language of Flowers

Did you know that for centuries, people worldwide have believed that flowers have certain properties, and by grouping different flowers together they can send a hidden message? This is called floriographyor The Language of Flowers.

Floriography gained popularity during the reign of Queen Victoria in the mid- to late-1800s when flower dictionaries became popular and homes would have books on the secret language of flowers. The first flower dictionary was published in France in 1819, and by 1879 books on flowers and their meanings were widely available in England and the United States.

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Historical Wedding Traditions – The Veil

A veil is a length of cloth worn as a covering for the head and shoulders. More often worn by women, a veil may cover the face as well. A fine netting or lace is often worn by brides at their wedding.

The custom of veiling the face is as old as time and pieces of these ancient practices have come to be incorporated into today’s wedding traditions.

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Historical Wedding Traditions –Tossing the Bouquet

With the opening of our 1800s Replica Historic Church which is now available for Weddings and Vow Renewals, we wanted to take a look into many common wedding traditions still performed.

The unmarried females at the wedding gather around the bride to try to catch her bouquet.  The bride then turns her back on the group, and tosses the bouquet over her shoulder. The idea is that Fate (or Chance or Karma) will guide the bouquet into the hands of the next female to be married.

Where does this tradition come from?

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2017, A Year in Review

 As we face the New, and exciting Year, let’s take a moment to look back at all that OCHS has accomplished in 2017. The year opened with the winding down of theBuster Kentontemporary exhibit and the introduction of Step in Time: Marching Bands of Osceola County. The exhibit opening featured a fascinating talk from retired band instructor, Larry O’Grady, and a scintillating performance from a portion of the Osceola High School drum core.  OCHS was off to a great start!

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1800s Replica Historic Church Grand Opening

On June 7, 2017 at 10AM, the Osceola County Historical Society hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the 1800s Replica Historic Church featured in the heart of the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. (2491 Babb Rd. Kissimmee, FL 34746)

The 1800s Replica Historic Church is based on St. Peters Episcopal Church. St. Peters Church was consecrated in 1898 after Lt. Colonel William Cadman took the lead in raising funds to build the church.

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