Mary C. Bryan

Mary C. Bryan

During Women’s month at Osceola County Historical Society, we are celebrating Mary C. Bryan for her contributions as an educator. Miss Bryan came to Florida in January 1892. She was 26 at the time when she moved to Florida from Georgia and it was the first year of the forty that she served as a teacher. She was given the third grade and she never […]

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Tupperware Pioneer

Tupperware Pioneer

This Thanksgiving, could you imagine your home life without the innovation of Tupperware? This company has been a part of the American household for over 75 years all because of the women led by mogul Brownie Wise. Beginnings During the beginning of Tupperware, it did not start off as a successful company. Many women saw this new product in the stores and were confused on […]

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Gwen Whidden Murphy

Gwen Whidden Murphy

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Whidden Murphy Early Years in Kissimmee One of twelve children born to Lewis and Maggie Whidden, Gwendolyn “Gwen” entered this world on February 28, 1918 in their house on Cherry Street in Kissimmee, Florida.  Her father had bought the entire block with an orange grove; in the middle of the grove sat their eleven room house.  All of the children attended local schools […]

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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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