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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. *
We want to say thank you to Ben Boynton and the Board of County Commissioners.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to hear from you.
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:
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