Wakulla County Historical Society

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Archive for the month “July, 2012”

Mystery of the paddlewheel boat | TheWakullaNews.com

Read John Y. Roberts’ monthly feature Mystery of the Paddlewheet Boat…

Mystery of the paddlewheel boat | TheWakullaNews.com.


Enjoy The Smithsonian Journey Stories

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Photos By Carolyn Harvey (the Wakulla County Mural “Greetings From Wakulla County” is copyrited and not for reproduction)

Wakulla County Historical Society now has our exhibit at the Panhandle Pioneer Village. It is awesome. Read on for more information.

Journey Stories will be at The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown, FL through August 25th. Join WCHS as we share Wakulla County Journey Stories and exhibit our counties history. Please see full details below.

The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be the host of *Journey Stories*, an exhibition of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street series.

The exhibition, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, will be on display from July 14 to August 25 at the Settlement’s Club House.

The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is located at Sam Atkins Park, 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Road, Blountstown, FL 32424. (850)674-2777***

*Journey Stories* recounts the struggles of our ancestors as they traveled to North America and, once here, made their way across the continent. These are the stories of how our ancestors made the nation great – one step, one journey at the time.  The Settlement will be presenting local journey stories and local histories to complement the Smithsonian’s *Journey Stories* exhibition…
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is the only North Florida location to be selected to host *Journey Stories*.  All other Florida locations are in the south central and southern portions of the state…
*For more information about this event or about the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Museum, please visit their website at www.panhandlepioneer.org. *

WCHS To Receive Heritage Village Land

Wakulla County Historical SocietyWe are happy to announce that the BOCC voted to approve Ben Boynton’s project which included the Heritage Village Property. Make plans to help us celebrate when the land is transferred!

We want to say thank you to Ben Boynton and the Board of County Commissioners.

WCHS Website Has Important Projects Posted

Mt. Zion Cemetery

Mt. Zion Cemetery

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.

Community Service Announcement: Volunteers Needed to Help Tropical Storm Debby Victims

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Wakulla County Emergency Management is asking for volunteers to work with Volunteer Wakulla, The Samaritan Purse, and Lake Ellen Baptist Church’s Disaster Relief Team to assist victims of Tropical Storm Debby with clean-up.
Date and location: Wednesday, July 4th, at Lake Ellen Baptist Church, 4495 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville, FL. Shifts are 7:30 a.m. – noon and 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All volunteers will have a safety briefing before their work shift. You will need to have insect repellent, sunscreen, work boots, and long pants.

Youth volunteer ages 12-15 will need a parent or guardian present at all times.

Youths ages 16-17 will need a parent or other responsible adult present at all times.

Call 211 to find out where to go if you have a need.

Our Volunteers and Donors are Appreciated

Wakulla County Historical Society Logo

We appreciate all the volunteers and donors/sponsors that we receive throughout the year. Without your help we could not keep the museum doors open or participate in other projects.
Today, I wanted to say thank you to Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director, for taking care of the printing for our Journey Story Exhibit. This would have cost us $220. Les has also donated a billboard set-up for us to display in the county.

Once again, Thank you to all our volunteers and donors/sponsors. We appreciate your support!

Watch for a new feature that will recognize all our volunteers and sponsors.

Cathy Frank,

Journey Stories For The Blountown Pioneer Village Exhibit

Wakulla County Historical Society Logo

The Journey Stories are being put together now. We are excited about our Wakulla County History and especially of interest is where we came from to settle in this area.

If you have been thinking about submitting a story, now is the time. You can submit this week, by Friday, to 24research@gmail.com.

We hope to hear from you.
Cathy Frank,

Coming to the Museum in July

Wakulla County Historical Society Museum

Wakulla County Historical Society Museum


Cal Jamison, Museum Director, would like to invite you to visit the museum in July when we have our new exhibits in place. They will consist of:

  • Historic collections of personal collectables of Wakulla County History
  • A feature on Woodville, Florida
  • Watch for more to come with the opening date announcement….



Opportunity Quilt Winner Alicia Le

quilt with winner at WCHS museum

Alaina Wins Opportunity Quilt

Wakulla County Quilters Guild held their drawing for the “Opportunity Quilt” with Alicia Le having the winning ticket.

The Wakulla County Historical Society would like to say thank you to all the visitors that visited the Museum and Archives. Without your support, we would not be able to have these events.

Photo by Cal Jamison

Antique Car Exhibit at The Museum and Archives By Jim Calhoun

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Photos by Cal Jamison

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