Art in the Archives Paint Night – January 10, 2018

Join us for an Art in the Archives themed paint night on January 10, 2018 from 5:30PM – 8:00PM. Take a private, after hours tour of the Osceola County History Museum and ALL NEW Historical Health: Hospitals and Cure-Alls themed temporary exhibit. Art supplies, snacks and sips will be provided.

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The Perfect Back to School Field Trip

This week Osceola County School District will welcome its students back to the hallowed halls of classrooms all across the County. As students gear up for another year of learning, the Osceola County Historical Society is preparing the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek and the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum for field trips and independent student visits. OCHS offers many learning opportunities for students of all ages, from Living History at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek to guided tours of the Welcome Center and History Museum complete with private art lessons inspired by the current temporary exhibit.

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OCHS Employee Spotlight: Jozef Bladek

Jozef Bladek has been greeting locals and visitors at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum since December 2016. In addition to his role as museum attendant, Jozef conducts tours of the History Museum, participants in outreach programs, assists with the smooth operations of exhibit openings and recently, he has added Pioneer Village field trip attendant to his repertoire.

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Art in the Archives: The Artist’s Experience

I’ve attended a few of the Art in the Archives Paint Night events held at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum which are hosted by the Osceola County Historical Society, and each one has been better than the last. It gives us all a chance to pretend we are artists, we can relax and leave all stress at the door. No pressure. Just do your thing and at the end of the night you just might have a masterpiece worthy to hang on the wall. (Not in my case, but, I do enjoy trying!)

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History Month Recap

May was publicized History Month in a Proclamation presented by Osceola County and the Board of County Commissioners on May 8, 2017.

” Whereas the Osceola County Historical Society publicizes May as Osceola County History Month to bring an increased awareness to the citizens of Osceola County, providing opportunities to promote preservation, appreciation, and recognition of its historical resources.”

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