WAKULLA COUNTY FOUNDED ON MARCH 11, 1843


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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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.
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Next Historical Society Meeting

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:00pm, Wakulla County Library.

The Wakulla County History Society looks forward to another interesting program featuring a Wakulla native whose name is well-known, not only in Wakulla and Leon counties but also throughout the southern states. Does Donald L. Tucker sound familiar? Of course, there are few days that the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center is not mentioned in the Tallahassee news and activities. Many Wakulla residents think of the person, Donald Tucker, rather than the Civic Center when we hear the title. [Read More]

We look forward to seeing you there.

Genealogy Group Meeting

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30pm, Wakulla County Library.

Our speaker for the Wakulla Genealogy Group meeting is Jane Jones. Her topic is "Who is Cousin Mary? Why was Aunt Marion born in Virginia? Civil War Letters." Jane and husband Doug are longtime members of WCHS, and we appreciate all they do to help the Society.

Jane said, "I started genealogical research when I moved to Panacea with my Dad and brother Bobby in 1994. My Dad wanted to know what happened to his grandfather, because no one would talk about him. (Turned out he worked in a lumber yard next to a railroad depot and was hit by a train, severing one arm and he bled to death. He was 27, had a wife and two very young children. I guess it was too sad to talk about.) That research sparked my interest and I haven't stopped since."

Jane has a most interesting family history that you all will enjoy.

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

ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF OUR NEWEST WCHS BOOK!
GREENS AND CORNBREAD OF WAKULLA COUNTY:
Historic Stories Told by the People

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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.

Museum

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.

Projects

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!

Meetings

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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