Wakulla County Historical Society

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

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20140519-000111-71890.jpgThe Wakulla County Historical Society would like to express our appreciation for the donations given to the Society. By giving, you work with others to further the mission of WCHS, which is, “The Wakulla County Historical Society was founded in October, 1991 to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the heritage of Wakulla County and the surrounding area.”

Following is a list of our sponsors who have made many generous donations. We greatly appreciate each of them:  Click Here

Following is a list of members for the 2016-2017 year.  Thank you for your membership and your support of WCHS. Click Here…

We were saddened by the unexpected passing of Mary Ann “Mimi” Lewis on November 13.  Mimi and husband Randy made their home in Shell Point.  She was born in Tallahassee and was a 1973 graduate of Leon High School.  She enjoyed a successful career as an Executive Construction Assistant and later as the owner of Boomers

Construction Company.  She enjoyed boating and fishing and loved the beach where she walked five or six miles each morning.  She was an avid reader and loved to travel.  She was a sports enthusiast and a lifelong supporter of FSU.  Most of all Mimi loved spending time with her family.  She was a loving and devoted mother and she adored her grandchildren.

On November 22, we lost another of our longtime members.  Clarence Love Morrison Jr. was born in Sopchoppy in 1927 to Clarence Love Sr. and Elizabeth Smith Morrison.  After the death of his father when Clarence was a young boy, he and his mother owned and operated the Morrison Grocery Store in downtown Crawfordville.  Clarence graduated from Crawfordville High School and joined the Merchant Marines as a Seaman during World War II.  In 1949 he began his career with the State of Florida as a budget analyst.  Clarence married Wilhelmina White of Medart in 1950.  Clarence was a natural storyteller and could entertain you for hours with tales of his ancestors and the history of Wakulla County which he dearly loved.  In 2011 he wrote The Grits Eaters depicting life of Wakulla County residents after the War Between the States.  Clarence will be missed.

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