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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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 tripattendant to his repertoire.

 Jozef respects and appreciates Florida’s history, and enjoys talking to guests about their historical knowledge.

 JB: When I first started working, an older gentleman came in. We talked for about an hour just on citrus. As a young adult, he had been a truck driver that picked up citrus through out Kissimmee. He said U.S. 192 was all citrus groves lining the road, before Disney, of course. Now you look around and all you see is people and not a single bit of citrus. Another thing I thought was interesting was meeting some of the Cadman Family descendants.

 Larissa Bixby asked Jozef a series of questions, in the hopes of getting to know the young man who works the front desk at the museum. This is what she found out:

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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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Tin Can Tourism Exhibit Opening Reception

This exhibit opening is FREE to the general public and Osceola County Historical Society Members. Cocktails, appetizers will be provided on May 3, 2017 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM at the Tin Can Tourism Exhibit Opening Reception

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