2018 Annual Meeting and Reception

Please join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting and Reception presented by the Osceola County Historical Society.      Date:  September 20, 2018   Time: 5:30PM to 8:00PM   Location: Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum 4155 W Vine St.  Kissimmee, FL 34741   Join the Osceola County Historical Society Board of Directors and […]

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Not Your Mother’s Halloween: The Origins and History of the Spookiest Night in America

Long before October 31st became a night of candy and mischief, before princesses, video game heroes, and ghouls of all kinds walked the chilly, dusk lit streets in hopes of filling their pillow case sacks with all manner or sweets and sugar, Halloween was a night of celebration and a warning of the season to come.

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Suited for Service Temporary Exhibit

Take a glimpse into military uniforms and gear from the Civil War to WWII during the Suited for Service Temporary Exhibit presented by the Osceola County Historical Society on display from September 15, 2018 to December 16, 2018 at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum

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Veterans Clock Tower

The pride of St. Cloud, Florida; in 1925, was the clock attached to the People’s Bank Building located at the corner of Tenth Street and New York Avenue.  The clock first chimed on Monday, July 20, 1925, striking various musical combinations arranged for each quarter hour.  When the bank failed in 1928, the St. Cloud City Commission voted to purchase the clock, offering $250.00 – the amount to be absorbed in taxes owed.

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The OCHS Team Making Their Own History

Last week OCHS Staff ventured out of our historic zone to see what life was like off I-Drive. We were able to visit WonderWorks and the Outta Control Magic Comedy Show. We enjoyed pizza, salad and our drink of choice all while being wildly entertained. Check out what the staff had to say about their experience!

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