Osceola History is presenting “Fifty Years of Theme Parks,” an exhibit recognizing the development of the major theme parks in Osceola County and the long-term impact on Central Florida’s environment and economy. The exhibit is on display at the Welcome Center & History Museum located at 4155 W. Vine Street in Kissimmee.

To honor this exhibit, an event will be held on December 3, 2021, at 6:00 PM with refreshments and a panel discussion featuring Mike Bast (County Commissioner 1980-1988), Christ Bostick (WDW Opening Day tour guide), and Tom Nabbe (Author of From Disneyland’s Tom Sawyer to Disney Legend) who will be on hand to sell and sign copies of his biography.

This FREE event is just one of the many activities presented year-round by Osceola History at the Welcome Center & History Museum and the Pioneer Village located at 2491 Babb Road. With a mission to collect, preserve and share the county’s history, promoting the area’s cultural and natural history; Osceola History also operates the Spence Pavilion and Research Center which has become the County’s go-to point of reference for all things historical.

Osceola History was established in 1949 and since that time has presented educational and recreational opportunities for teachers and students, as well as the general public. Both the Welcome Center and Pioneer Village are open Wednesday – Sunday from 10:00-4:00. Admission at the Pioneer Village is $8 for adults and $4 for youth with admission at the Welcome Center & History Museum FREE!