Narcoossee Area History

Narcoossee Area History

Narcoossee Area History From the area’s unique name to its interesting residents over time, the history of Narcoossee is fascinating and worth preserving and sharing for years to come.  The Narcoossee Area Chapter of Osceola History was created in 2012 for this purpose.  As the first-ever Chapter of Osceola History, our members have worked hard to, first and foremost, preserve and restore the 1886 Narcoossee […]

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Votes For Women

Votes For Women

Votes for Women In observance of the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, Osceola History will present Kathryn Chesley portraying Carrie Chapman Catt as she talks about the Women’s Rights Movement, the development of the League of Women Voters and the Equal Rights Amendment. Catt served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and is credited with getting the last state […]

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Rightfully Hers

Rightfully Hers

The Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum is hosting a new popup exhibition from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to enshrine a woman’s right […]

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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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