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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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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Shake Rag School

It was slightly different in design but dating to the same 1890s time period as the replica schoolhouse at the Pioneer Village and two stories have emerged regarding how the school got its name.  Miss Emma Yowell, one of the early teachers refers to it as “Shaker Rag” and stated in a 1940 newspaper interview that it was later known as “Pine Grove” in a 1940 newspaper.

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OH! Employee Spotlight: Krystal Baize

Continuing our Employee Spotlight, Larissa Bixby caught up with Krystal Baize, Marketing and Development Assistant. Krystal has been with Osceola History for 2 years, she recently took some time off as she and husband, Zane welcomed Teegan Faye this past January. Krystal spends her free time with her family, and enjoys arts and crafts, especially repurposing something old and turning it into something new. Krystal took a few moments out of her busy schedule as a new mom to sit down with me and answer a few questions.

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General Alfred Iverson Jr.

The son of Alfred Iverson Sr., a US Congressman and US Senator, Alfred Jr., never sought public office but was one of the trustees of the county bonds that were issued to build the Osceola County Courthouse and was the only one of the trustees that served until the last bond was taken up.

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