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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Levi Shambow: Union Veteran

Prior to being one of the early settlers of St. Cloud, Florida, Levi Shambow was also a pioneer in the cities of Aurora, Illinois, Portland and Eugene, Oregon, Seattle, Washington and Butte, Montana.

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Twilight Ghost Tour of Downtown Kissimmee – 2018

Twilight Ghost Tour of Downtown Kissimmee Join the Osceola County Historical Society on a spirited, twilight Ghost Tour of Downtown Kissimmee. 45 thrilling minutes for only $10 adults, $5 children (12 and under). Online payment fees apply. Sign up now, before this terror-ific offer passes away. Ghost Tours will be held in conjunction with Boo! […]

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War Veterans Memorial

In the summer of 1968, Joe Carroll, V.F.W. member and then Osceola County Civil Defense Director; headed up a War Memorial Committee.  Fundraising efforts were supported by the V.F.W., American Legion Posts, Daughters of American Veterans, the City of Kissimmee and other local veterans groups.  The site chosen was a thirty-square-foot plot of ground owned by the Makinson-Carson Post 10, American Legion, on the Kissimmee lakefront.

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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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