Coronavirus Update: CLOSED

Coronavirus Update: CLOSED

Coronavirus UpdateMarch 17, 2020 The Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum and Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek will close at end of business on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Both locations will remain closed until further notice. All events have been cancelled or postponed through the end of March. The opening reception for the “Tools of the Trade” exhibit scheduled for April 2, 2020, has […]

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Wine 101 Class: Feb 21, 2020

Wine 101 Class: Feb 21, 2020

Osceola History will present a “Wine 101” class on Friday, February 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the History Museum in Kissimmee. During the two-hour introductory class, wine educator Randi Bergman will cover the basics of wine conversation, including how wine is made, the process of tasting (with samples) and how to read a wine list. “Decoding the language of wine can be both […]

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Call for artists to demonstrate at History Museum

Call for artists to demonstrate at History Museum

Osceola History is seeking local artists who can demonstrate and sell their work as part of a new “Artist Saturday” series at the History Museum. “We want to showcase a variety of artists demonstrating talents in the visual arts, musical arts or historic handcrafting,” said Executive Director Kimberly Murray. Participating artists will be on site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on one Saturday a […]

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The history of gingerbread

The history of gingerbread

Gingerbread, believed to have been brought to Europe by returning crusaders at the end of the 11thcentury, was tasty and the ginger helped preserve the bread. French legend says it was brought to Europe in 992 by the Armenian monk Gregory of Nicopolis. Professional baker guilds comprised only of gingerbread bakers were formed and gingerbread baking developed into an acknowledged profession. During the 17thcentury, only […]

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