Explore the History of Osceola County

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Come explore the amazing history of Osceola County and life in early Florida. During an interactive tour you can experience how people lived in the late 1800s at Pioneer Village, hear fun facts (and the sounds of Florida wildlife), and see award-winning exhibits at the History Museum.

Welcome Center & History Museum

Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

The Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum was created in partnership with the Osceola County Historical Society and Osceola County to share the county's rich history with locals and visitors.
Free Admission.

Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek

Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

The Pioneer Village is a collection of authentic structures which once upon a time stood in different areas of Osceola County. They were carefully relocated to our present location and gently preserved to demonstrate how life was once lived before our modern times.

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Founded in 1949, our mission is to preserve the rich, cultural history of Osceola County and share it with others. It is with your generosity that we have been able to showcase the area’s history for more than 70 years. Friends & Family When you become a Friend of Osceola History, you are contributing to the overall support of the organization and our ability to […]

Osceola Passport

Osceola Passport provides educational resources for teachers, homeschool families, and anyone who wants to learn more about our local culture and history. These units of study are correlated to state standards and include a lesson plan, activities, and workbooks (teacher and student editions). Through each exercise, students are encouraged to think like a historian and to consider their sources of information. The cost of each […]

Osceola History Friends & Family

When you become a Friend of Osceola History, you are contributing to the overall support of the organization and our ability to foster an understanding and enjoyment of the area’s cultural and natural heritage. All Osceola History Friends & Family are recognized in the Annual Report, receive announcements for events, notices and newsletters, get a 20% gift shop discount, and enjoy free, unlimited visits to […]

Become a Volunteer

As our organization grows so does our need for volunteers, no matter what amount of time you can give, we appreciate any service. Sign up and help preserve our county’s rich history. Below is a listing of volunteer opportunities available at the History Museum and at Pioneer Village. Docent (Tour Guide): Lead guided tours of Pioneer Village. The docent will assist groups of 5-20 people […]

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Kiwanis Club serving Kissimmee since 1925

Kiwanis Club serving Kissimmee since 1925

Volunteer Appreciation Month 2021 Kissimmee Kiwanis Club Volunteerism by civic organizations has been a major part of the community for decades. The Kissimmee Kiwanis Club organized in April 1925 with 44 members including business and professional men, all of them giving freely of their time and money to aid others in need.  When a car load of dairy cows arrived by train in December 1930 […]

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April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter

The April 2021 Osceola History newsletter is now available. Get the details on upcoming events including a vintage baseball game, the Sip & Stroll at Pioneer Village and the new “Baseball in Osceola County” special exhibit. Click Here to read the newsletter. If you would future newsletters delivered to your inbox, complete the form below.

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The Silver Spurs volunteer tradition began in 1940

The Silver Spurs volunteer tradition began in 1940

Volunteer Appreciation Month 2021 Silver Spurs When a small group of local cattle ranchers and their wives gathered for a friendly cookout in 1940, little did they know they would soon create a legacy of volunteerism that would span generations of family members and continues to this day.  Coming together over their love of horsemanship, the group formed the Silver Spurs Riding Club, performing in […]

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