Congratulations are in order for the Osceola County Historical Society after being awarded the Non-Profit of the Year Award by the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce on September 29, 2018. As a dedicated member of the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, we are honored to receive this prestigious award. OCHS’ goal is to collect and preserve the history of Osceola County and it is wonderful to be recognized for the hard work the staff, volunteers, board of directors, and donors put forth.
The organization has worked hard the last 6 years with the opening of the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum in October 2012, and the relocation and expansion of its Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, which opened in November 2014. OCHS is also proud to announce that the St. Cloud “Soldier City” Chapter, launched in July of 2018, is growing quickly boasting 25 members.
“The St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the work of the Osceola County Historical Society as the Non-Profit Organization of the Year. Their commitment to the community is present in each of their projects and we’re excited about the expansion of their organization to include a St. Cloud “Soldier City” Chapter of the Historical Society,” said St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce President, Kari Whaley.
A special thank you to all of those involved in helping OCHS grow and continue to be a proud contributor in Osceola County as a local non-profit with a big mission and positive economic impact.
The Osceola County Historical Society collects and preserves the county’s history, and provides educational, research, and recreational opportunities to foster an understanding and enjoyment of the area’s cultural and natural heritage through museum displays, demonstrations, interpretive programs, and special events for residents and visitors.