Wakulla County Historical Society

"A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable." Thomas Jefferson

Archive for the month “February, 2013”

Story of a little girl’s best friend, Julie | TheWakullaNews.com

Story of a little girl’s best friend, Julie | TheWakullaNews.com.


The Greens and Cornbread of Wakulla County: Historical Stories Told by the People “Best Seller”

Wakulla historical Society New Book Green and Cornbread

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 Heritage Village Project
  • Early Times
  • Family Military Memories
  • Modern Times
  • Our People and Lifestyle
  • Water Stories Around the County
  • Wakulla County Landmarks

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.

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©”Wakulla County” Art work by Allison Green, JoAnn Palmer, and Cathy Frank

WCHS Regular Monthly Meeting at Panacea Welcome Center Tonight

Join us tonight for a treat! The Thompson Family will reflect on growing up in Panacea.

Tuesday, February 12th at 7 pm at the Welcome Center in Panacea located at 1505 Coastal Hwy. Helen Thompson Vaughn and her brothers, Nathan Thompson, Jr. and Larry Thompson will share “Reflections of Panacea” as they recall memories of people, places and activities of the community of Panacea where they, their families and friends have resided for many years. Program attendants will also be privileged to see the new art exhibit in the Center. Come early and tour the Center and enjoy refreshments provided by the Welcome Center volunteers.

Historic Smith Creek School House Moves Into Town For Restoration

Historic School House Moves Into Town For Restoration, Public Viewing [SLIDE SHOW].

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