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 “September, 2014”

Home’s new home | TheWakullaNews.com

Home’s new home | TheWakullaNews.com. Heritage Village Park feature.


Digging into Riversink history | TheWakullaNews.com

Digging into Riversink history | TheWakullaNews.com. By Betty Green

Red Clay Footprints: In and around St. Marks with our dad, Julius B. Cotton Jr. | TheWakullaNews.com

Red Clay Footprints: In and around St. Marks with our dad, Julius B. Cotton Jr. | TheWakullaNews.com.

By John Roberts

Bill McLean at the Carriage House at the Raney House Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m.

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.

See You Tonight At Sopchoppy High School Auditorium

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

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