Wakulla County Historical Society

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Do You Need Help Discovering Your Ancestors?

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Wakulla County Museum and Archives has highly trained Genealogy specialist to assist you with finding your family.

Call 850-926-1110 to make an appointment.

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What Does WCHS Offer?

Wakulla County Historical SocietyAND MUCH MORE…. Call us at 850-926-1110.

8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day #2 & #3

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2. The holiday’s “founder” had a long and distinguished career. In May 1868, General John A. Logan, the commander-in-chief of the Union veterans’ group known as the Grand Army of the Republic, issued a decree that May 30 should become a nationwide day of commemoration for the more than 620,000 soldiers killed in the recently ended Civil War. On Decoration Day, as Logan dubbed it, Americans should lay flowers and decorate the graves of the war dead “whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.” According to legend, Logan chose May 30 because it was a rare day that didn’t fall on the anniversary of a Civil War battle, though some historians believe the date was selected to ensure that flowers across the country would be in full bloom. After the war Logan, who had served as a U.S. congressman before resigning to rejoin the army, returned to his political career, eventually serving in both the House and Senate and was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for vice president in 1884. When he died two years later, Logan’s body laid in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol, making him one of just 33 people to have received the honor. Today, Washington, D.C.’s Logan Circle and several townships across the country are named in honor of this champion of veterans and those killed in battle.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Wakulla County Historical Society

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‘EAT CHILI AND SAVE THE CRACKERS!”

Come join Wakulla County Historical Society as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Crawfordville, FL on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
Fun events include: 1920 Ford ride in the parade with ladies in 1800 clothing.Tent that includes historic pictures to view and I.D., historic books and other items from the Museum and Archives for sale. Chili dinner fundraiser for the Heritage Village Park.

DON’T MISS THIS FUN EVENT!!

Visit the “Old Jail Shop”

Visit us at http://www.shop.wakullahistory.com/ to see what we have in our store. We have been updating the shopping cart, if you have any questions, contact us.

 

 

Visit our Updated Genealogy Site

Thank you to Craig Kittendorf for updating our Genealogy Site. You can see who is buried in local cemeteries, check out marriages, and obituraries. More projects will be coming soon.

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This Day In History

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This Day In History

On this day in 1780, American Lieutenant Colonel Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox,” and his irregular cavalry force of 250 rout a party of Loyalists commanded by Major Micajah Gainey at Port’s Ferry, South Carolina. Meanwhile, General Horatio Gates’ men consumed half-baked bread, which sickened them overnight and contributed to their disastrous performance at the Battle of Camden, also in South Carolina, the following day. Read more about it…

Enjoy The Smithsonian Journey Stories

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Photos By Carolyn Harvey (the Wakulla County Mural “Greetings From Wakulla County” is copyrited and not for reproduction)

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. *

Journey Stories For The Blountown Pioneer Village Exhibit

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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 24research@gmail.com.

We hope to hear from you.
Cathy Frank,
President

“Salt Works” Abraham Lincoln Ordered All Conferederate Ports of Entry Blockaded

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Confederate Salt Works St. Andrews
Bay, Florida to Apalachee Bay,
Florida Final Submission

 By John Y. Roberts
Wakulla County Historical Society

As previously reported, at the outset of the war, the Lincoln Administration initiated the “Anaconda Plan”, which mandated the blockade of all ports of entry within the borders of the Confederate States of America. Given the many miles of coastline this was a very difficult plan to initiate with a somewhat limited number of warships required, and by necessity, in the beginning, major ports were the focus of the blockade. Read more about it…

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