News and Notes From The President Debra Jay
I want to start by thanking everyone for this opportunity to serve as President of this great community organization. The 25th Anniversary Dinner, held in October, was a great showcase for the many people who have worked so hard over the years to develop and support the Wakulla County Historical Society. The stories from our key speakers were inspiring in many ways. This small group of residents grasped an idea of developing an organization to preserve Wakulla County history and brought it to fruition. But the story is much larger than that. Their stories told the struggles of maintaining the organization through ups and downs of finances, member turnovers and fluctuations in community interest. We owe them so much for their foresight and dedication. I walked away from the dinner inspired and honored to follow in their footsteps.
The Old Jail Museum and Archives is busting at the seams! We now fill all the rooms on the first floor with exhibits, the genealogy library, museum shop and office. The second floor was equipped with heating and air conditioning this fall. We finally have storage space for all the wonderful items that have been donated to the museum. The board members have decided to make cleaning up the second floor and making it a space for organizing and arranging these items a priority for 2017.
If you have some spare time to work with us on this project, we need your help. We will need help in painting, construction and generally “fixing up” the second floor space. Even volunteering a few hours a week to act as a guide for visitors to the museum would help us free up our regular museum volunteers so they can spend time on the renovation.
Volunteers are always needed at the museum, become a volunteer for this great community organization!
If we can help you with your history, call 850-926-1110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.