National Register of Historic Places

National Register of Historic Places

Osceola County has nine sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Osceola County Courthouse The Osceola County Courthouse was completed on May 6, 1890, for approximately $25,000, and is possibly the oldest courthouse in Florida to be used continuously for county governmental purposes. This Romanesque Revival brick structure is indicative of many courthouses built in the United States during the late 19thcentury. It […]

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Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

Living History Day, November 14, 2020 Osceola History will observe Native American Heritage Month during its monthly Living History Day event on November 14, 2020, at Pioneer Village. The event will include a Seminole camp with demonstrations about Native American life, and children can participate in a mini archaeological dig. Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek includes structures called chickees that the Seminoles used for shelter. […]

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Homeschool Spirit Week 2020

Homeschool Spirit Week 2020

In recognition of International Homeschool Spirt Week (September 21-25, 2020) Osceola History is offering special tours and discounts for homeschool educators. Guided Tour – Wednesday, Sept. 23 One of our docents will accompany you through the village and share information about each structure. Available 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $16 for a family of 4 + $4 each additional person Group rates apply for 10+ […]

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Mary Crankshaw was first county resident to receive Jefferson Award for Public Service

Mary Crankshaw was first county resident to receive Jefferson Award for Public Service

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 […]

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