Tools of the Trade: Drug Stores

Tools of the Trade: Drug Stores

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 and features the past tools and objects of various trades. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Roberson’s Drug Store and Broadway Pharmacy Roberson’s Drug Store […]

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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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Osceola Natives

Osceola Natives

In the mid-1700s, large groups of Native Americans, primarily from Georgia, began to come into Florida, which was still owned by Spain. Many were displaced from war and were looking for a safe home. They would band together to form a new tribe, known as the Seminole Indian tribe. The Seminoles, meaning “separatists” or “runaways”, gained their name as a result of their decision to […]

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