Kissimmee Ghost Tour (off site)

Kissimmee Ghost Tour (off site)

Prepare for spooks and frights as you learn about Historic Downtown Kissimmee. This hair-raising walking tour will surely get you into the Halloween spirit! ► Tours will begin at Hart Memorial Library. ► Groups of 10-15 will depart every 15 minutes. ► Presented by Osceola County Historical Society. Registration required. Registration opens September 28.

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Kowtown Festival – Kissimmee (offsite)

Kowtown Festival – Kissimmee (offsite)

Kissimmee’s 140th birthday bash! The City of Kissimmee is turning 140 years old and we want to celebrate with you, our community!  Kowtown Festival is an annual birthday party filled with live music from your favorite local artists, vendors, and food trucks. Bring your whole family out to enjoy the: Visit our Osceola History booth for information on upcoming events and to learn about a few historical […]

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Honoring POW from Kissimmee

Honoring POW from Kissimmee

The third Friday in September was designated National POW/MIA Recognition Day in 1979. Osceola History has chosen to honor former resident and POW Malvin Wayne Samuel by sharing his story.  Early Life Born in Agency, Missouri, on November 29, 1915, to Dooley and Bessie Marie Samuel, the family moved to Kissimmee, Florida, in 1925, where Dooley began working for the post office. Malvin was one […]

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Kissimmee Airport: Celebrating 80 years of Aviation History

Kissimmee Airport: Celebrating 80 years of Aviation History

Kissimmee Gateway Airport is celebrating 80 years of aviation history in 2020.  The first airplane landed in Kissimmee in 1912 and by October 1918, a landing field was in place on the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga near Kissimmee. Pilots would fly in from various areas to make stops before proceeding to other cities.  1930s Plans for a Kissimmee airport began as early as 1933. A […]

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