Wakulla County Historical Society

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Lari White and Friends Wakulla Homecoming: A Heritage Event

 

Wakulla Homecoming: A Heritage Event

Wakulla Homecoming: A Heritage Event

 

Tickets available March 1, 2015.

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Wakulla Museum and Archives Opens a New Exhibit

Mr. PageAn exhibit on Wakulla Station has been opened at the Wakulla Museum and Archives, downtown Crawfordville, Florida. The exhibit includes artifacts from people whose families lived in that community. We have a very strict policy and items on loan to the Museum are always returned to the person who brought them to the exhibit. Our exhibit cases are closed in glass. If you’d like to share something please contact the Museum: 926-1110 or 24research at gmail.com.

Photos of Wakulla Station Exhibit

The exhibit is now open for viewing.

Heritage Village Adds The McLaughlin House

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Help mark a milestone in the Wakulla County Historical Society’s endeavor to preserve our heritage. Since 2005 Murray McLaughlin, Vice President/Heritage Village Park, and others have aspired to develop a park and to restore heritage homes bound for demolition. Another milestone toward realizing the dream will occur on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 when The John Archie McLaughlin House (Circa 1892) will be relocated from Medart to the Zion Hill Road property. The house will travel north on U.S. 319 through downtown Crawfordville at approximately 10:00 AM. The Historical Society plans to celebrate this event as the house moves past the Wakulla County Courthouse and as it passes Hudson Park. Please join us if you are in the vicinity.

View Our Historic Photos on Pinterest

Visit our historic photos on Pinterest

http://www.pinterest.com/24research/wakulla-historical-society

 

May 21, 1881: American Red Cross founded

imageIn Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross.

Barton, born in Massachusetts in 1821, worked with the sick and wounded during the American Civil War and became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” for her tireless dedication. In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln commissioned her to search for lost prisoners of war, and with the extensive records she had compiled during the war she succeeded in identifying thousands of the Union dead at the Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp. Read more…

Share Your Historic Photos With The Historical Society

Hello Fellow Historians ,

Wakulla county Historical Society is developing a collection of historic photos on Pinterest. Visit our site and send us any photos to Facebook of local history or anything you might consider of value to add to our collection. Hope to see your ideas soon! Cathy Frank

Visit http://www.pinterest.com/24research/wakulla-historical-society

 

Happy Birthday Wakulla County March 11, 1843

WakullaCoLogo.largeWakulla County was created from Leon County in 1843. It may (although this is disputed) be named for the Timucuan Indian word for “spring of water” or “mysterious water.” This is in reference to Wakulla County’s greatest natural attraction, Wakulla Springs, which is one of the world’s largest freshwater springs, both in terms of depth and water flow. In 1974, the water flow was measured at 1.23 billion US gallons (4,700,000 m3) per day—the greatest recorded flow ever for a single spring. Source Wikipedia Wakulla County, Florida

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

St. Patrick's Day Festival Wakulla County Historical Society

‘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.

 

 

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