Dine with the Departed 

Guests are spirited away to Kissimmee’s Historic Rose Hill Cemetery at the Osceola History’s Dine with the Departed, the organization’s largest fundraiser. They enjoy a twilight dinner and auction amongst the resting places of some of Osceola County’s most influential “passed” residents. After dinner, guests venture out on a guided lantern-lit tour of the cemetery, where they encounter several of its current residents, who have a few lively stories to tell.

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Charles Lee led charmed life farming in Kissimmee

May is Asian Pacific American MonthBy Anza Bast Charles Lee was born as Lee Gwe Sui in March 1855 in Canton, China. His name meant “Charmed Life” and according to family lore, his mother was 60 years old when he, her 16th child was born.Thinking he would die from dysentery as a child, his mother […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Anza Bast

Anza Bast has been involved with the Osceola County Historical Society for over 10 years, she is a dedicated volunteer and board member who received this year’s Florida Association of Museums Outstanding Volunteer award. Anza is an invaluab…

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27 Reason to Attend the 27th Annual Pioneer Day Event

Celebrate Osceola County’s first residents and the pioneering spirit of the late 19th century during the 27th Annual Pioneer Day. Here are some reasons why you won’t want to miss this event, 27 reasons to be exact!

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1910 W.R. Worthington Historical Home Tour and Afternoon Soiree

St. Cloud’s “Soldier City” Chapter of the Osceola County Historical Society invites you to the 1910 W.R. Worthington Historical Home Tour and Afternoon Soiree! 

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