New 2014 Christmas Ornament

Come to the Museum and get your WCHS 2014 Christmas ornament. This limited edition ornament features the Willie Spears house in Spring Creek.

Genealogy Group Meeting

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6:30pm, Wakulla County Library. Melody Porter will talk about the Dawes Rolls and researching Native American ancestors. Proud to be a Native American (both Cherokee and Choctaw), Melody is a voting member of the Western Cherokee Tribe in Oklahoma. She lives in Thomasville, GA and has been doing genealogy research for more than 25 years. Come and learn how to search for your Native American ancestors

Next Historical Society Meeting

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:00pm, Wakulla County Library. J. Harold Thurmond and Judge Mike Carter will tell us about the judges that served in the 1800’s and 1900’s. Many of you have lots of memories about the judges that you have known. This promises to be a very informative and interesting program. Come and learn more about these prominent citizens of Wakulla County.

We look forward to seeing you there.

New Book by Dale Cox Benefits Society

Milly Francis by Dale Cox

Author Dale Cox of Jackson County Florida is a Southern writer and historian based in the community of Two Egg, Florida. Born in Georgia, he is the author of a growing collection of books on Southern history and folklore, including critically acclaimed histories of three small Civil War battles, including The Battle of Natural Bridge. Dale's new book Milly Francis, The Life & Times of the Creek Pocahontas has been released. Proceeds from the sale go to the society.

If you pre-ordered the book, you may pick it up at the museum.

For more information about Cox's work see, exploresouthernhistory.com and twoegg.blogspot.com.

Book cover image: Greens and Cornbread of Wakulla County

Historic Stories Told by the People

Read more here and order yours today

Old Jail Museum
The Museum and Archives are open:
Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


Wakulla County Historical Society (WCHS) was created in October 1991. WCHS was created to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the heritage of Wakulla County with the establishment of a local history museum and fostering of publications and exhibits on local history. Twenty-two years later, the Society has made significant strides toward achievement of those goals. We are proud to say that the Wakulla County Museum and Archives is home to WCHS and a repository for local history. With your continued help, we will continue moving forward as we work toward completing the second floor of the Museum and Archives. Plan to come by to see our exhibits, and explore our genealogy suite.

Tax deductible contributions of any amount great or small are appreciated! Thank you to those who regularly contribute extra dollars above the dues each year, to those who have made sizable contributions over the years, and for the Memorial Contributions that you have made in honor of others. We hope you will keep the Society in mind when you make Memorial gifts.

Citizen Participation

Most important to the Society is citizen support, through membership, gifts, and participation in our activities. Serving on committees, attending our fund-raisers, and making memorials or other donations are all ways to support the Society. Please contact us to see how you can help.


The Society has many activities in which members can participate. We hope you will put your skills to work for us developing our Museum, maintaining and surveying cemeteries, documenting history in our community, and other activities.

Special Events

Some of the community events in which we participate are listed below. We take advantage of these opportunities to let people know about our organization and to raise funds through the sale of Society items — publications, pens, note cards, mugs, etc. Please come to these events and visit our booth!


Regular meetings of the Society are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May at the Wakulla County Public Library at 7:00 p.m. (except the October Annual Meeting held at a local restaurant). There are program presentations at these meetings. Please join us. You need not be a member to attend.

Genealogy Group

Regular meetings of the Genealogy Group are held on the first Thursday of each month from September through May at the Wakulla County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. There are program presentations at these meetings. Please join us. You need not be a member to attend.

For information regarding the Genealogy Group, please email Helen Strickland at .

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