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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Perez photography on display at History Museum

Perez photography on display at History Museum

Osceola History is currently exhibiting the photography of Catherine Perez at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum. The exhibit features photographs that complement the museum’s displays related to nature, transportation and tourism. The photography exhibit will run through January 6. The history museum is located at 4155 W. Vine Street in Kissimmee and is open daily from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. Free […]

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Homegrown Florida Special Exhibit

Homegrown Florida Special Exhibit

The Osceola County Historical Society presents Homegrown Florida, a new special exhibit about the citrus and cattle industries, agriculture and early tourism.  Osceola County and the Central Florida area were shaped by the industries of citrus, agriculture, cattle and tourism. The impact of these industries can be seen throughout the years: Florida oranges are sought after, and the Silver Spurs Rodeo still attracts large crowds. […]

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