Research Center at Spence Pavilion

TalesofToho1The Osceola County Historical Society (OCHS) was founded in 1949 with a mission to preserve Osceola county's rich, cultural history while sharing it with others. It is through the generosity of others and community support that OCHS has been able to showcase the area's history for over 50 years. Please visit the "Get Involved" tab for more information on how you can help leave a legacy for future generations to enjoy!



The Library at the Spence Pavilion

The Library houses books and documents specific to Florida History and Osceola County; including a variety of texts written on the history of Florida, a limited collection of family histories, and a selection of local yearbooks.  The items in the Library at the Spence Pavilion were donated over several decades, beginning in 1949.

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Research Requests

If you are interested in having a staff member search the archive collection at the Spence Pavilion, please contact the curator at,  A research fee may apply. 

Please take a moment to fill out the OCHS Research Request Form.



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