Artifact Spotlight: Tin Can Tourist License Plates

Automobile ownership was on the rise in the early 1900’s and travel became increasingly accessible. Americans from different economic positions were vacationing more and more. The need for affordable places to stay while traveling increased. A new kind of accommodation gained popularity-the house trailer. The definition of these mobile homes varied, but they were essentially a portable place to stay. With the formation of travel clubs, like the Tin Can Tourists, house trailers continued to be a fundamental part of traveling the United States by automobile.

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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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June 21st – Art in the Archives Paint Night

Join us for an art in the archives Tin Can Tourism themed paint night on June 21st from 5:30PM – 8:00PM. Take a private, after hours tour of the Osceola County History Museum and ALL NEW Tin Can Tourism themed temporary exhibit. Art supplies, snacks and sips will be provided.

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Tin Can Tourism Exhibit

Explore the tin can tourist and he history of tourism in central Florida.

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