Local United Confederate Veterans Camp organized in 1900

Local United Confederate Veterans Camp organized in 1900

Osceola History celebrates May as History Month. Throughout May 2020 we will feature articles about local heritage organizations. United Confederate Veterans Lineage, heritage and patriotic societies are just as much a part of the history of Osceola County as are the people who migrated here and founded the area. Following the War Between the States, families with the surnames Bass, Brack, Bronson, Gilbert, Ivey, McLaughlin, […]

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Grand Army of the Republic helped promote founding of St. Cloud

Grand Army of the Republic helped promote founding of St. Cloud

Osceola History celebrates History Month each May. Throughout the month we will feature articles about local heritage organizations. Grand Army of the Republic and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was founded as a fraternal organization in 1866 in Springfield, Illinois, and included veterans of Union Army, Navy, Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who […]

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DAR supports history, education, patriotism

DAR supports history, education, patriotism

Osceola History celebrates History Month in May of each year. Throughout the month we will feature an article about local heritage organizations. Daughters of the American Revolution Patriotism and interest in early United States history experienced a revival in 1890. Women were excluded from men’s organizations and began to form their own groups. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was one such […]

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Woman’s Club of St. Cloud helped establish city library

Woman’s Club of St. Cloud helped establish city library

April is National Volunteer Month. Throughout the month we are featuring articles about service organizations in Osceola County. Woman’s Club of St. Cloud The Woman’s Club of St. Cloud traces its beginnings to a small group of women who met in a tent on March 14, 1910, soon after the city of St. Cloud, Florida, was formed. Known as the Ladies Improvement Club, the women […]

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