Coronavirus UpdateMarch 17, 2020 The Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum and Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek will close at end of business on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Both locations will remain closed until further notice. All events have been cancelled or postponed through the end of March. The opening reception for the “Tools of the Trade” exhibit scheduled for April 2, 2020, has […]
April is National Volunteer Month. Throughout the month we will share articles about the history of service organizations in Osceola County. American Woman’s League Edward Gardner Lewis, the publisher of two prominent women’s magazines, established the American Woman’s League (A.W.L.) in 1907 after the U.S. Postal Service told him the magazines didn’t qualify for lower postal rates due to being mostly advertising. The A.W.L. served […]
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Mary was the youngest of three daughters born to Kelton L. and Mary Belle Gentry Pepper. She was born on July 6, 1908, in Atlanta, Georgia, and was raised as an Army brat, traveling with the family to the Philippines, Japan, China and the Panama Canal. This afforded her the opportunity to meet famous people, such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Gen. George Patton, actors […]
Osceola History offers these coloring pages of four of the buildings at Pioneer Village. Click on the pictures below to download or print a PDF of the page for coloring. Cattleman’s Barn and Chicken Coop The barn at Pioneer Village is a restored barn from the 1930s. The barn was originally on the Partin ranch. The primary purpose of a barn such as this was […]