Wakulla County Historical Society

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Visit the Wakulla County Historical Society Museum and Archives

Wakulla County Historical Society Museum

Wakulla County Historical Society Museum

Visit us Thursday, Friday, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. See all the new items in the Old Jail Gift Shop and have an expert help you with your family history while you are there.

A new Wakulla County Exhibit is open with Betty Green’s archives of historic photos from our area.

The Gerrell Room has a “Front Porch” exhibit of Wakulla County circa 1889-1940.

The McLeod Room is a “must see” full of artifacts from Wakulla County.

If you are looking for a fun day, visit us!

Call 850-926-1110 for more information.

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Wakulla Homecoming: A Heritage Event Tickets Now Available

Concert to Benefit Heritage Village Park

The Wakulla County Historical Society presents Lari White and Friends Wakulla Homecoming: A Heritage Event featuring Lari White, Chuck Cannon, Bryan Edwards, Rick Ott, Lindsay Sparkman, and Jerry Evans on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium of Wakulla High School, 3237 Coastal Highway, Crawfordville, Florida. Tickets are $35/$30/$20 each and will be available March 1 online at wakullahistory.tix.com and at the box office during business hours. The event is A From The Heart Studio-Concert Production.
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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 #6 & 7

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6. It was a long road from Decoration Day to an official Memorial Day.

Although the term Memorial Day was used beginning in the 1880s, the holiday was officially known as Decoration Day for more than a century, when it was changed by federal law. Four years later, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 finally went into effect, moving Memorial Day from its traditional observance on May 30 (regardless of the day of the week), to a set day—the last Monday in May. The move has not been without controversy, though. Veterans groups, concerned that more Americans associate the holiday with first long weekend of the summer and not its intended purpose to honor the nation’s war dead, continue to lobby for a return to the May 30 observances. For more than 20 years, their cause was championed by Hawaiian Senator—and decorated World War II veteran—Daniel Inouye, who until his 2012 death reintroduced legislation in support of the change at the start of every Congressional term.

7. More than 20 towns claim to be the holiday’s “birthplace”—but only one has federal recognition.
For almost as long as there’s been a holiday, there’s been a rivalry about who celebrated it first. Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, bases its claim on an 1864 gathering of women to mourn those recently killed at Gettysburg. In Carbondale, Illinois, they’re certain that they were first, thanks to an 1866 parade led, in part, by John Logan who two years later would lead the charge for an official holiday. There are even two dueling Columbus challengers (one in Mississippi, the other in Georgia) who have battled it out for Memorial Day supremacy for decades. Only one town, however, has received the official seal of approval from the U.S. government. In 1966, 100 years after the town of Waterloo, New York, shuttered its businesses and took to the streets for the first of many continuous, community-wide celebrations, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation, recently passed by the U.S. Congress, declaring the tiny upstate village the “official” birthplace of Memorial Day.

Source: History.com

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!!

Wakulla County Courthouse Burned in 1892

Did you ever wonder why you couldn’t find all of Wakulla County’s old records? Arlene Vause shared that our courthouse burned in 1892. The land records were saved, but this area has a unique situation with land records. Most of Wakulla County was in what they called the Forbes Purchase which was through the Apalachicola Land Company, a private company out of New York City. So the land bought in the Forbes Purchase was not filed with the county and state. Therefore, land records from back then are limited, but there are some.

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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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORT

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Thank you to everyone that worked many hours on the Yard Sale. Mrs. Betty Green led the way and our wonderful volunteers rallied up for support.

The sale was tremendously successful in spite of the rain.

We appreciate all our visitors that supported us and our volunteers.

BIG YARD SALE AT THE MUSEUM 24 HIGH DRIVE CRAWFORDVILLE

SEE YOU AT THE BIG YARD SALE

JOIN US TOMORROW FROM 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. FOR OUR BIG YARDSALE. WE HAVE A BOAT, GENERATORS, ANTIQUES, JEWELRY, CLOTHES IN GOOD SHAPE FOR TODDLERS, TEENS, AND OTHERS, COLLECTIBLES AND SO ON.

COME EARLY TO GRAB THE BEST DEALS! YOU CAN VISIT THE MUSEUM WHILE YOU ARE THERE! CALL

Opportunity Quilt Winner Alicia Le

quilt with winner at WCHS museum

Alaina Wins Opportunity Quilt

Wakulla County Quilters Guild held their drawing for the “Opportunity Quilt” with Alicia Le having the winning ticket.

The Wakulla County Historical Society would like to say thank you to all the visitors that visited the Museum and Archives. Without your support, we would not be able to have these events.

Photo by Cal Jamison

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