August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

The Osceola History newsletter for August 2020 is now available. Read back-to-school memories from some of our Facebook followers and learn about our efforts to repair and restore the Seminole chickens and cow camp at Pioneer Village. Click here to read the newsletter. If you would like future Osceola History news delivered direct to your inbox, please complete the form below.

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Weather Update: Pioneer Village closed Aug. 2

Weather Update: Pioneer Village closed Aug. 2

Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek will be closed Sunday, August 2, 2020, due to the threat of high winds and thunderstorms associated with Hurricane Isaias. The Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum will remain open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Desert Inn Memories

Desert Inn Memories

The following story is submitted; the author asked to remain anonymous. Yeehaw Junction The Desert Inn was an oasis from the hot asphalt Highway 60 that miraged its way through long expanses of Florida pastures and marshes. It was an icon of our childhood, indelibly, nostalgically imprinted upon so many of us. Far from any city, the 2-story stucco building loomed up out of nowhere, […]

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A view of Pioneer Village from the air

A view of Pioneer Village from the air

Thank you Chris Todd for sharing this video of Pioneer Village. Please note: Pioneer Village is on the flight path for the Kissimmee Airport. Flying drones at the village and surrounding Shingle Creek Regional Park is prohibited without the proper permits. Mr. Todd had acquired authorization from the FAA to fly his drone on site and scheduled a time with the Osceola History staff to […]

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