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Osceola County Historical Society Inc.

 

Kissimmee, FL

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Osceola County Historical Society Inc.

Physical Address:
Kissimmee, FL 34746 
EIN:
59-2713072
Web URL:
osceolahistory.org
Leadership:
Donnita Dampier
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Fiscal Year Starting: Oct 01, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: Sep 30, 2012
Revenue
Total Revenue $415,378
Expenses
Total Expenses $265,922

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Basic Organization Information

Osceola County Historical Society Inc.

Physical Address:
Kissimmee, FL 34746 
EIN:
59-2713072
Web URL:
osceolahistory.org 
NTEE Category:
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities 
A50 Museum & Museum Activities 
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities 
A25 Arts Education/Schools 
Year Founded:
1949 
Ruling Year:
1990 

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Mission Statement

The Osceola County Historical Society collects and preserves the county's history, and provides educational, reasearch and recreational opportunities to foster an understanding and enjoyment of the area's cultural and natural heritage through museum displays, demonstrations, interpretive programs, and special events for residents and visitors.

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. October, 2013)

Donnita Dampier

Profile:

Donnita received her BA from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale in 1996. Prior to coming to the Osceola County Historical Society, she owned her own business, Dampier Designs in Kissimmee for 3 years.  She has served as President of the Kissimmee Main Street Program, served on the boards of Young Professionals for the Osceola County Chamber of Commerce and the Osceola Resort Area Council. The resides in Intercession City with her husband and 8 year old son.

Leadership Statement:

The Osceola County Historical Society (OCHS) is an ever-evolving organization lead by an enthusiastic team of Board Members, Staff, and Volunteers. Our mission is to preserve the unique history of Osceola County and to share that history in many diverse and engaging ways with the residents and visitors of our county. OCHS is the only organization whose sole mission is to preserve and protect our county’s past and our team takes that responsibility to heart. We take great pride in the organizations accomplishments and look forward to the challenges ahead.



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Program: History Talk Series & Bluegrass Jam

Budget:
$3,000
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
None
None

Program Description:

We offer a series of history talks throughout the year, where local authors, historians and special guests present their stories and knowledge to the audience. During the fall/winter months, a Bluegrass Jam is usually held instead, when a band plays outside, on the front porch of the Cracker House, allowing guests to bring chairs and enjoy the music and weather. Every year we anticipate expanding this series by bringing in a variety of authors/speakers and continuing to foster an enjoyment to traditional music native of the area, provided to both residents and visitors of Osceola County.

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Program: Haunted Eves

Budget:
$2,025
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
None
None

Program Description:

Haunted Eves at the Pioneer Village takes place in October. Guests enter the village, greeted with historical information provided by our greeters and are treated to  mysterious sights & happenings around the grounds. Reenactors will also appear  with stories to tell, or else perhaps as a "vision" from the past. An exhibit in the Museum explains the history of Halloween and the various meanings through the years and around the globe. Visitors are treated to something that is not commercial or overly scarey and compliment us on bringing to light another way to celebrate this age old tradition.

Program Long-Term Success:

Turn visitors into members and volunteers, lead to donorship

Program Short-Term Success:

Community awareness and more/deeper engagement

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Coordinator/E.D.

Program Success Examples:

Growth of events over the past 2 years

Program: Cracker Christmas

Budget:
$1,975
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
None
None

Program Description:

The Village's authentic late 1800's buildings will be adorned with the simplicity and charm of early homesteader Christmas decor and aglow with oil lamps and candlelight.  Our signature Lanier Cracker House will authentically recreate the era's holiday spirit. Activities will include story telling for children, arts and craft workshops, free refreshments, live holiday music, and Santa Claus on the Lanier House porch for photos. Flowers are planted around the grounds and the decorations are simple in accordance with the history. Each year we plan to keep the experience alive and entertaining.

Program Long-Term Success:

Turn visitors into members and volunteers, lead to donorship

Program Short-Term Success:

Community awareness and more/deeper engagementt

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Coordinator/E.D.

Program Success Examples:

Growth of events over the past two years

Program: Traveling Trunks

Budget:
$5,000
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served:
None
None
None

Program Description:

This educational program is designed to promote the area's history by bringing the history to the children. This opportunity is provided to Osceola County teachers who are able to borrow the "trunk" filled with artifacts, books, and other teaching aids to compliment the teacher's lesson plans on the subject. The trunks are provided at no cost to the area teachers, however, a small deposit it requested. This is a great resource to enable teachers to have history become alive, as some schools and classes are not always able to particpate in the field trip program to visit the grounds themselves.

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Program: Summer Camp

Budget:
$12,000
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
None

Program Description:

The summer camp program is comprised of 5 unique sessions, each a week long, throughout the summer break. These camps all have a specific focus on the area's history, taught through the use of arts, theatre, gardening, nature tours, canoe rides, horseback riding, fossil digs and more. All activities apart of the camp are designed to be educational and recreational, so that campers may gain insight into the rich cultural history of the area in which they live. The camp also offers positive role modeling and relationship building with hired teachers and volunteering high school seniors.

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Students return year after year and generally attend more than one week each year

Program: Pioneer Day

Budget:
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Category:
None
Population Served:
None
None
None

Program Description:

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22 years

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Program: Dine with Departed

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Category:
None
Population Served:
None
None
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Program: Family Overnight Camp

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Category:
None
Population Served:
None
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

The organizations top accomplishments of the year are as follows: Welcomed over 10,000 visitors, opened a brand new, state of the art History Museum in conjunction with the Osceola County Welcome Center to serve both the area's residents and its visitors; a successful restructuring of the annual fundraising event, both financially and through impact; Along with the expansion of facilities, the organization has increased its overall donations and gift shop sales through a higher traffic volume to both the Museum and the Pioneer Village. In the future, OCHS plans to expand its chapters throughout the County (the Narcoossee Chapter of OCHS was founded in 2012!) to help promote other local communities' history and heritage. OCHS would also like to improve upon its technology use through guided tours on smart phone devices. As far as the events are concerned, OCHS has a goal to increase attendance and fundraising by 10% in the upcoming year.

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