Photos of Wakulla Station Exhibit
The exhibit is now open for viewing.
Hello Fellow Historians ,
Wakulla county Historical Society is developing a collection of historic photos on Pinterest. Visit our site and send us any photos to Facebook of local history or anything you might consider of value to add to our collection. Hope to see your ideas soon! Cathy Frank
Drop by the Museum today for our Open House to see a fantastic exhibit. Read more about it…
By Sandra Vidak
We are pleased to officially open the Forbes Purchase-Hartfield Survey exhibit in the Betty Oaks Green Room at the Museum.
Did you know that WCHS now has published a quarterly entitled “Wakulla County Historical Society, Historic News in Review”. To get a copy, call the museum at 926-1110. There is no charge to members, non-members will pay a copy fee.
Good News, the books are now in at the Museum. Come get yours!
THE GREENS AND CORNBREAD OF WAKULLA COUNTY: Historical Stories Told by the People
This delightful book is a collection of stories depicting the history of Wakulla County. The stories were written and submitted by different authors and families. The text includes a wide variety of topics and time periods. Many of the stories contain photos that were included by the author.
The subject matter is divided into several categories that include:
The first chapter on The Heritage Village Project describes the Historical Society’s vision of this project for the people of the county. It presents photos of homes that are actively being preserved and some history of each home is given to illustrate why it should be saved.
The reader can find tales that describe Wakulla County as families learned to live in the wilds of northwest Florida, as well as learn information about some family genealogies. Some stories chronicle the individual life of a unique person in the history of the county.
Wakulla County’s development has always been influenced by the ocean and the many rivers, streams, and other bodies of water found there in abundance. The water stories chapter shows how the people used these bodies of water to support their families in addition to anecdotal accounts about unique events that occurred. Of course, this section would not be complete without a few fishing tales.
The reader can also find information about some of the unique sites and landmarks in Wakulla County, including Wakulla Springs and other historical places of significance.
Overall this book is a wonderful mixture of the old, the new, and the hopes for the future of Wakulla County and the people.
Place Your Order Today! Click here for order blank…
©”Wakulla County” Art work by Allison Green, JoAnn Palmer, and Cathy Frank
Did you know that Wakulla Historical Society’s website has many important historic projects posted. Have you been trying to find a relative in the local cemeteries? Take a look at our “Cemeteries” link.
Thank you to John E. Roberts and his family for the work they have put into this project.
Welcome to a site developed by Wakulla County Historical Society for history lovers like you. You can share your history with us. Watch for all the latest happenings.
Don’t forget that our local Musuem and Archives are opened Thursday, Friday, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Sat. from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Check out the gift shop and the genealogy research suite located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville, FL, in the Courthouse Square. It is one of Wakulla’s greatest treasures. Call 850-926-1110.
Wakulla County Historical Society’s Regular Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 pm, Wakulla County Public Library
Featuring Sammy Tedder’s Florida Soundscapes: Music from the Elements of Nature.
Sammy will be performing selections from his nature documentary soundtrack albums, playing various saxophones and his handmade river cane and bamboo flutes surrounded by the sounds of Florida’s
The Apalachicola Historical Society invites you to another chance to hear “The Story Of The Paddle wheel Boat” by Bill McLean.
Bill McLean saw a paddlewheel boat abandoned in the Ochlockonee River when he was a young boy vacationing in Florida in the years just after the Second World War. Once he retired he became interested in researching the history of this enigmatic vessel. On September 25 in the Carriage House at the Raney House, 128 Market Street in Apalachicola, Mr. McLean will recount his multi-year search for the origins of this vessel. It was a fascinating journey, leading him to talk to people from Washington State to Maine to Florida. His research revealed that the boat was built in Apalachicola. The story of its early years and how it came to be abandoned in the Ochlockonee River is a fascinating story that you are sure to enjoy. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. and is free to the public.
Tuesday, September 9, 7 p.m. Wakulla County Historical Society starts its new year of programming.
Sopchoppy High School Auditorium
In September we will feature the communities of Smith Creek and Sanborn in our continued “Looking Back” series. These programs are always filled with a lot of local history and wonderful stories. We look forward to meeting once again in the Historic Sopchoppy High School Auditorium. Come and join us as we learn more of Wakulla County’s wonderful history
Help mark a milestone in the Wakulla County Historical Society’s endeavor to preserve our heritage. Since 2005 Murray McLaughlin, Vice President/Heritage Village Park, and others have aspired to develop a park and to restore heritage homes bound for demolition. Another milestone toward realizing the dream will occur on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 when The John Archie McLaughlin House (Circa 1892) will be relocated from Medart to the Zion Hill Road property. The house will travel north on U.S. 319 through downtown Crawfordville at approximately 10:00 AM. The Historical Society plans to celebrate this event as the house moves past the Wakulla County Courthouse and as it passes Hudson Park. Please join us if you are in the vicinity.