Coronavirus Update: Pioneer Village and Museum re-opening

Coronavirus Update: Pioneer Village and Museum re-opening

Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek and the Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum will reopen on Friday, May 15, 2020. Both locations will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Please note these are new hours for the History Museum.) We will continue to follow state and local recommendations regarding the capacity in the buildings and will provide thorough cleaning throughout the […]

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Early transportation: Canoes, steamboats and trains

Early transportation: Canoes, steamboats and trains

As we prepare for Train Day at Pioneer Village on July 19, we thought we’d take a look back at how transportation in the area evolved over the years.  Long before the bustling days of steamboats, the Seminoles traversed the swamps and rivers of Florida in dugout canoes. Fashioned from an old cypress log, the canoe was hollowed out by burning and using hand axes […]

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July 2020 Newsletter

July 2020 Newsletter

The July 2020 Osceola History newsletter is now available. Learn about our upcoming Train Day event on July 19 at Pioneer Village and other happenings. Click here to read the newsletter. If you would like to receive future newsletters delivered direct to your inbox, please complete the form below.

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Tools of the Trade: Makinson Hardware

Tools of the Trade: Makinson Hardware

Throughout the month of June 2020 we will feature local businesses related to the new Tools of the Trade special exhibit now on display at the History Museum. The exhibit will run through October 12, 2020, and features the past tools and objects of various trades. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Makinson Hardware William Burroughs Makinson of Maryland was […]

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Tools of the Trade: Barber Shops

Tools of the Trade: Barber Shops

Throughout the month of June 2020 we will feature local businesses related to the new Tools of the Trade special exhibit now on display at the History Museum. The exhibit will run through October 12, 2020, and features the past tools and objects of various trades. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Sikes Barber Shop aka Broadway Barber Shop At […]

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