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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Osceola History announces access program for low-income families

Osceola History announces access program for low-income families

Osceola History announces access program for low-income families Museums for All to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources  Osceola History announces that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program […]

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Coronavirus Update: CLOSED

Coronavirus Update: CLOSED

Coronavirus UpdateMarch 17, 2020 The Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum and Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek will close at end of business on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Both locations will remain closed until further notice. All events have been cancelled or postponed through the end of March. The opening reception for the “Tools of the Trade” exhibit scheduled for April 2, 2020, has […]

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