A view of Pioneer Village from the air

A view of Pioneer Village from the air

Thank you Chris Todd for sharing this video of Pioneer Village. Please note: Pioneer Village is on the flight path for the Kissimmee Airport. Flying drones at the village and surrounding Shingle Creek Regional Park is prohibited without the proper permits. Mr. Todd had acquired authorization from the FAA to fly his drone on site and scheduled a time with the Osceola History staff to […]

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Tools of the Trade: Drug Stores

Tools of the Trade: Drug Stores

Throughout the month of June 2020 we will feature local businesses related to the new Tools of the Trade special exhibit now on display at the History Museum. The exhibit will run through October 12 and features the past tools and objects of various trades. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Roberson’s Drug Store and Broadway Pharmacy Roberson’s Drug Store […]

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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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Kempfer was first woman appointed to American National Cattlemen’s Association

Kempfer was first woman appointed to American National Cattlemen’s Association

Carolyn Teresa Reed entered the world on February 24, 1919, in Savannah, Georgia; she was the eldest of four children born to Clyde and Ethel Reed. On a visit to Florida in the mid-1940s, she met George Kempfer and knew immediately he was the man she wanted to marry. Little did she know how her life would change, being the wife of a rancher in […]

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