The Osceola County Historical Society presents Homegrown Florida, a new special exhibit about the citrus and cattle industries, agriculture and early tourism.
Osceola County and the Central Florida area were shaped by the industries of citrus, agriculture, cattle and tourism. The impact of these industries can be seen throughout the years: Florida oranges are sought after, and the Silver Spurs Rodeo still attracts large crowds. Today’s Central Florida is much more than theme parks. While Osceola County has changed much throughout the last 50 years, much of the local history and narrative has not. Our history is deeply rooted in the citrus, agriculture and turpentine industries, which are still part of today’s economy.
The Homegrown Florida exhibit runs May 1 – October 15, 2019, at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum located at 4155 W. Vine Street in Kissimmee. Admission is free.
In conjunction with the exhibit, the Historical Society has partnered with the Cooperative Extension Service to offer a Homegrown Florida cooking demonstration on Wednesday, June 26 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Welcome Center and History Museum. Activities will be provided for children. The cost is $30 per person/$20 for students. Reservations are required.
Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum
4155 W. Vine Street, Kissimmee FL 34741
For more information about the exhibit, contact Curator Michelle Finnegan.
For more information about the cooking demonstration or to make a reservation, contact Community Relations Manager Mia Overton.