Tour Guide Training

Tour Guide Training

Osceola History will offer tour guide training on Friday, October 16 at Pioneer Village. Volunteers are needed to lead tours of Pioneer Village and assist with field trips. Multiple shifts are available. Must be able to walk 1-2 miles. Training Schedule 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Introduction and Part 1 Lunch Break (lunch on your own) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Part 2 For […]

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Mary Crankshaw was first county resident to receive Jefferson Award for Public Service

Mary Crankshaw was first county resident to receive Jefferson Award for Public Service

Mary was the youngest of three daughters born to Kelton L. and Mary Belle Gentry Pepper. She was born on July 6, 1908, in Atlanta, Georgia, and was raised as an Army brat, traveling with the family to the Philippines, Japan, China and the Panama Canal. This afforded her the opportunity to meet famous people, such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Gen. George Patton, actors […]

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What Kind of History will you make in 2019?

What Kind of History will you make in 2019?

With the start of the New Year many of you may have a list of New Year’s Resolutions, I know I do! Some of the most popular New Year Resolutions are to lose weight, eat healthier, stop a bad habit, reduce stress, and travel more.  Here at the Osceola County Historical Society we would like to challenge everyone to add at least one of the following resolutions […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Anza Bast

Volunteer Spotlight: Anza Bast

Anza Bast has been involved with the Osceola County Historical Society for over 10 years, she is a dedicated volunteer and board member who received this year’s Florida Association of Museums Outstanding Volunteer award. Anza is an invaluable resource for OCHS. Her wealth of regional knowledge and her passion for history have made her an incredible asset to the organization. Anza volunteers most of her time in the Curation and Collection Department. […]

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