Wakulla County Historical Society

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Archive for the month “June, 2012”

Linda Thompson’s Textiles Display

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Thank you to Linda Thompson for sharing her wonderful textiles samples with us. They are beautiful!


Gerrell Room Exhibit Antique Housewares

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Thanks to Terri Gerrell for sharing her collection of antique housewares circa late 1800’s to mid 1900’s.

Red Clay Footprints by John Y. Roberts | TheWakullaNews.com

A new monthly feature for Wakulla County Historical Society is featuring John Y. Roberts as our local historican. Take a moment to read his story. Great job John!
Red Clay Footprints | TheWakullaNews.com.

“Salt Works” Abraham Lincoln Ordered All Conferederate Ports of Entry Blockaded

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Confederate Salt Works St. Andrews
Bay, Florida to Apalachee Bay,
Florida Final Submission

 By John Y. Roberts
Wakulla County Historical Society

As previously reported, at the outset of the war, the Lincoln Administration initiated the “Anaconda Plan”, which mandated the blockade of all ports of entry within the borders of the Confederate States of America. Given the many miles of coastline this was a very difficult plan to initiate with a somewhat limited number of warships required, and by necessity, in the beginning, major ports were the focus of the blockade. Read more about it…

People’s Choice Award Winners for Wakulla County Quilters Guild Exhibit

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Quilts listed in order of winners 1st, 2nd, and 3rd followed by the Opportunity Quilt (drawing June 30th) All others listed randomly – thank you to all the quilters for the beautiful quilts!

The Wakulla County Historical Society announces The Wakulla Quilters Guild  “People’s Choice Award” winners: 1st Place – Wynter Harvey “Just Look At The Cat’s in My Garden”; 2nd Place – Jill Harvey “Stepping Stones”, and 3rd Place  Anna Lopez “Running Buffalos”.  This award was the result of the visitors that came to see the quilts. Each person picked their favorite quilt and cast a vote.

Congratulations to each person that participated! Each quilt was a work of art.

You will not want to miss all the beautiful quilts on display created by the Quilters Guild of Wakulla County. Various styles of quilts including native American designs will continue to be displayed through June 30th.  The silent auction and the drawing for an “Opportunity Quilt” will be held on the 30th. Along with this we will have an antique model car display provided by Jim Calhoun and a collection of earlier dish wares provided by Terri Gerrell.

Say Sesquicentennial!

Wakulla County Historical Society Logo Courtesy of Cathy Frank

Interesting Facts: It seems that 1862 was a very busy year. So busy in fact, that in 2012 there will be a bumper crop of sesquicentennial commemoratives. Taps, the Battle of Puebla (Cinco de Mayo), the Medal of Honor, the U.S.-Dakota War, the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Union Pacific Railroad, Gustav Klimt, the Homestead Act of 1862 and Bacardi (with a limited edition rum to sell for $2,000 this year), are all turning 150 in 2012.

….But as Lincoln once said, “The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future.” Cutting investments in research, teaching and outreach is like eating your seed corn — next year you’ll go hungry. Read more about it….   Source: http://ifas.ufl.edu/newsletter/june2012.shtml

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