Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County, Florida, United States. As of 2009, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 62,632.
Founded in the mid-19th century as Allendale, it was renamed Kissimmee when incorporated as a city in 1883. Its growth can be credited to Hamilton Disston of Philadelphia, who based his two-million acre drainage operation out of the small town. Disston had contracted with the financially wobbly state of Florida to drain its southern lands, for which he would own half of all he successfully drained. This deal made Disston the largest single landowner in the United States.
Sites of interest:
Osceola Center for the Arts - Osceola County Historical Society & Museum
The downtown area lies near the intersection of US Highway 17/92 and US Highway 192. The downtown of Kissimmee does not possess any big skyscrapers with most of the buildings of two-three stories high. The biggest and the tallest building in the downtown is the Osceola County courthouse. The main street that runs through the city's center is a combination of three smaller streets: Main Street, Broadway Street, and Emmett Street.
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OCHS Presents 1800s Replica Historic Church Ribbon Cutting to complete $500,000 State Grant
Kissimmee, FLA The Osceola County Historical Society hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the 1800s Replica Historic Church featured in the heart of the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek (2491 Babb Rd. Kissimmee, FL 34746) on June 7, 2017 at 10AM.
The 1800s Replica Historic Church is based on St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. St. Peter’s Church was consecrated in 1898 after Lt. Colonel William Cadman took the lead in raising funds to build the church.
Weddings, vow renewal ceremonies and christenings are a few celebrations that can now take place at the 1800s Replica Historic Church! This unique venue seats up to 50 guests and includes an intimate bridal suite! http://osceolahistory.org/1800s-historic-church/. The Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek also features a pavilion available for rental.
“With the help of the State of Florida, the Osceola County Historical Society Board of Directors, Volunteers, and Staff have worked tremendously hard over the past two years to create a historically authentic experience for our Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek visitors. We are extremely excited to share the newly opened 1800s Schoolhouse, Train Depot and Church replica buildings with our community visitors and residents.” said Donnita Dampier, Osceola County Historical Society Executive Director.
OCHS was awarded a $500,000 Cultural Facility Grant through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affair, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida to help fund the construction and furnishing of three 1800s replica buildings: Train Depot, School House and Church. The 1800s Replica Historic Church is the last building to complete the 2015-16 Cultural Facility Grant.
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Demographics of Kissimmee, Florida
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Solidarity: The Evolution of Media & the Civil Rights Movement in Florida temporary exhibit now open!
Solidarity: The Evolution of Media & the Civil Rights Movement in Florida temporary exhibit is now on display at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum (4155 W. Vine St., Kissimmee FL 34741) until March 31st! The Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum is open Monday – Sunday 9AM – 5PM and admission is free to the general public.
Solidarity: The Evolution of Media & the Civil Rights Movement in Florida examines the role that media played in shaping and informing audiences about the struggle for racial equality in Florida beginning in the 1950s.
Through a compelling assortment of media and historic artifacts, Solidarity traces how images and media disseminated to the public transformed the modern civil rights movement and how evolving social media has impacted the continued efforts of civil rights.
Solidarity: The Evolution of Media & the Civil Rights Movement in Florida in Florida is not a history of the civil rights movement, but rather an exploration of the impact of media on civil rights in Florida since 1950, and how the evolution of information dissemination has influenced how Americans perceive race and equality.
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Braiding Booth - Category: Black Hair Salons - 5811 West Irlo Bronson Meml H
Kissimmee, FL (407) 390-7090
Hip Hop Plus - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1700 North Main Street Suite B -
Kissimmee, FL (407) 847-8833
K & L Beauty Supply Braid Shop - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2467 Michigan Avenue - Kissimmee, FL (407) 944-4290
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Don Waggoner Law, P.A. - Category: Legal - Don Waggoner is a Kissimmee, Florida criminal defense lawyer that defends DUI, sexual assault, murder, drug crimes, Federal offenses, assault, computer crimes and sex crimes in the Orlando area. - 917 Verona Street, Kissimmee, Fl (407) 846-8008 1-877-312-3636 - (visit website)
Florida Cultural Tours - Category: Travel - We provide fully guided individual, group and custom tours. See points of interest like the Well's Built Museum, The Town of Eatonville, Chain of Lakes, and other cultural and historical points of interest. These fully guided tours are interesting and leave you wanting more. Some tours include lunch. - - (visit website)
Mean Clean, LLC - Category: Cleaning Service - Commerial/ Residential Cleaning Service Big or Small If it ain't MEAN, it ain't Clean! - 608 West Vine St #72 (407) 495-0194 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Sizzlin Grill - Category: Southern & Soul - REVIEW: "The food was excellent. The servers were exceptional and we plan to visit there several times during our stay here. i would recommend this place to anyone wanting a great deal,good food and excellent service." - 5825 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy - Kissimmee, FL 34746 (407) 787-3422
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Bethel AME Church - 105 E Walnut St, Kissimmee, FL 34744-3459 (407) 847-4446
Shekinah African American/Caribbean Lutheran Church in America Inc. - Category: Churches - African American/Caribbean Lutheran congregation, Srevices: Christian Leadership/Disicipleship training 10:00am sunday morning. Worship & Praise 11:00am Wed: Bible Study 7:00pm, womens of Strength bible study thursday 7:00pm. Statue of A Man every 1st and 2nd saturday. 9:00am Men & Youngmens Fellowship. Its All About Family every 4th Friday 6:00pm - 2741 Michigan Ave. Kissimmee, FL (716) 578-4031
St James Ame Zion Church - 719 N John Young Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34741-4909 (407) 847-3050
BluesMasters Music Festival
Held in April, in Kissimmee, Florida.
- (visit website)
Held at Osceola Heritage Park which is Central Florida's Event Complex offering five venues on over one hundred twenty acres.
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