Central Florida Railroad Society Community Day (off site)

Central Florida Railroad Society Community Day (off site)

The Central Florida Railway Historical Society is hosting a Meet and Greet at the Central Florida Railroad Museum and you are invited! Six Central Florida Historical organizations will be gathered in the Museum’s meeting room from 9AM to 3PM on Saturday, May 18 to introduce you to their organization. This will be an excellent opportunity to discover all there is to see, do and learn […]

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On January 15th we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As a nation we commemorate the day to reflect on the principles Dr. King represented for racial equality and nonviolent change. On March 6th, 1964, Dr. King made a visit to Central Florida to conduct workshops at the Shiloh Baptist Church, where he met locals and listened to their grievances. In 1964, when Dr. King […]

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St. Cloud’s Santa

St. Cloud’s Santa

Edward Adam Boehme (pronounced Bayme) was born in Dayton, Ohio on October 26, 1877; one of eight children.  German parents Franz Oskar and Louise Boehme may have instilled an early love for Christmas in him as evidenced by his generosity to the Florida community of St. Cloud. After retiring as an agent for the Prudential Life Insurance Company, Edward and his third wife Anna arrived in […]

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War Veterans Memorial

War Veterans Memorial

In the summer of 1968, Joe Carroll, V.F.W. member and then Osceola County Civil Defense Director; headed up a War Memorial Committee.  Fundraising efforts were supported by the V.F.W., American Legion Posts, Daughters of American Veterans, the City of Kissimmee and other local veterans groups.  The site chosen was a thirty-square-foot plot of ground owned by the Makinson-Carson Post 10, American Legion, on the Kissimmee lakefront.  Six […]

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