Historical Health Opening Reception

This exhibit opening is FREE to the general public and Osceola County Historical Society Members. Cocktails and appetizers will be provided on November 2, 2017 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM at the Historical Health Exhibit Opening Reception. 

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General Store, Post Office, Pioneer Day…come experience them all!

The Osceola County Historical Society has added another replica building, the General Store, and we will be celebrating its grand opening at 10:30AM, November 11th during the 26th Annual Pioneer Day event! 

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Step back in time with Joe Kelley, Lt. Col. Cadman, and Sarah

In celebration of the 26th Annual Pioneer Day sponsored by Boogy Creek Airboat Adventures, happening November 11, 2017 from 10AM to 4PM at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, the Osceola County Historical Society invited Joe Kelley, host of Orlando’s Morning News – News 96.5 WDBO to visit the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek and interview a couple of our re-enactors while stepping back in time with them to learn why Pioneer Day is such an important event in our county. 

In celebration of the 26th Annual Pioneer Day sponsored by Boogy Creek Airboat Adventures, happening November 11, 2017 from 10AM to 4PM at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, the Osceola County Historical Society invited Joe Kelley, …

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Historic Teacher Spotlight: Emma Viola Yowell

The replica schoolhouse at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek is typical of the style that Emma Viola Yowell may have taught in.  Born in Illinois about 1862, she began her teaching career there in 1886.  After moving to Florida in 1888, Emma taught at the Athens School in Polk County, followed by a transfer to Davenport in 1889.  The move to Osceola County in 1890 was the beginning of Emma’s fifty years of service to our community.

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Twilight Ghost Tour of Downtown Kissimmee

As the quarter moon rises over Downtown Kissimmee on Friday October 27th, the Osceola County Historical Society will whisk you away on a spirited lantern-lit ghost tour. As your host guides you through the twilit streets, you will hear spine-tingling tales of some of Kissimmee’s dearly and infamously departed residents.

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