It’s A Woman’s World

It’s A Woman’s World

In 2017 National Brave Day was founded to honor women empowering women. Decades before this day of recognition, one local woman, Brownie Wise, was involved in helping women through her affiliation with Tupperware and the sale of their products. Women were recruited to become representatives for “Tupperware Home Parties,” which introduced a unique way of selling their products by bringing them into the home for […]

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Charles W. Bressler-Pettis The Bearded Man

The origins of Beard Day are a mystery. Still, the belief is that Danish Vikings held celebrations to honor their beards as early as 800 BC. Here in Osceola County, Florida, beard contests were held in conjunction with the local rodeos. In the 1950s, Kissimmee downtown merchants were required to grow beards or else pay hefty fines – all done in the name of good […]

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Elmer “Pete” Hunt a Purple Heart Recipient

Elmer “Pete” Hunt a Purple Heart Recipient

On Purple Heart Day, August 7th, Osceola History pays tribute to a local businessman who served his country and the community he called home for sixty-two years. After serving in World War II, Elmer “Pete” Louis Hunt, born in 1923 in New York, came to Kissimmee, Florida. The youngest of five sons born to Homer and Lena Hunt, the family moved to Oviedo before 1940. […]

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March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

The March 2021 Osceola History newsletter is now available. Click here to read the newsletter. Complete the form below to receive future newsletters and event updates delivered to your inbox.

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