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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Tools of the Trade: Drug Stores

Tools of the Trade: Drug Stores

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 and features the past tools and objects of various trades. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Roberson’s Drug Store and Broadway Pharmacy Roberson’s Drug Store […]

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Daughters of veterans preserve history & heritage

Daughters of veterans preserve history & heritage

Osceola History celebrates May as History Month. Throughout May 2020, we are featuring local heritage organizations. United Daughters of the Confederacy and Daughters of Union Veterans Lineage societies for daughters of both Confederate and Union veterans were formed for the purpose of not just perpetuating the memory of their ancestors but to assist in Soldier’s Homes and participate in other benevolent works. They continue to […]

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Antiques & Appraisal Fair: June 27

Antiques & Appraisal Fair: June 27

Do you have treasures buried in your attic? Have you ever wondered how much that watch from your great-grandmother is worth? Gather your family heirlooms and bring them to Osceola History’s second annual Antiques and Appraisal Fair on June 27, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum. The event will coincide with the opening of the […]

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Desert Inn Update

Desert Inn Update

The Desert Inn located in Yeehaw Junction sustained major damage when a transfer trailer hit the building on December 22, 2019. Osceola County Historical Society is the owner of the property, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our inspector recently visited the site to help us assess the damage and determine future plans for the site.  Posted: May 18, 2020

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