Pioneer Village

Planned giving

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Osceola History relies upon its members and the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations to provide needed support for our operations.

Your gift will help ensure we continue to fulfill our mission to preserve and share Osceola County’s history with future generations.

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Ways to give

Eighty percent (80%) or more of all planned giving is in the form of simple bequests in the donor’s will, but there are many potentially very valuable ways to make a planned gift. Determining what type of planned gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift.

Donate Artifacts

Osceola History’s founding more than 70 years ago and its continued growth has been possible due to donations.

If you have an item or items that you think have significant historical value, you are willing to donate, and you believe belong in our collection, please contact our Curator by email at, or by phone, 407-396-8644 ext 5.

Bequests by will

The wording for a bequest in a donor’s will is straightforward. Below is a sample you can share with your attorney or estate planner.

“I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Osceola County Historical Society, or its successors in interest, with offices at 4155 W. Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34746, Federal Tax ID #, the sum of $X (amount written out), exclusive of my lifetime donations, if any, to be used for Osceola County Historical Society’s most urgent priorities as determined by its board of trustees in their sole discretion.”

Outright gifts

  • Cash
  • Appreciated Securities
  • Real estates

Estate gifts

  •  By will or living trust
  • Qualified retirement plans
  • Life insurance

Beneficiary Designations

  • 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans
  • Individual Retirement Accounts – including Roth, traditional, SEP, SIMPLE
  • Commercial annuities
  • Checking and savings accounts
  • Brokerage accounts

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a gift, please contact us; Please enter Planned Giving on the subject line.

If you prefer to donate now rather than a planned gift for the future, please click the button on the right to contribute to Osceola History.