The Historical Society will be having a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 7, 8 am to 2 pm outside of the Museum. Funds raised will be used for operating expenses at the Museum & Archives. We have many books, clothes for babies, children and adults, knick-knacks, kitchen items, Christmas decorations, and more.
Also, look for us in the Veterans Day Parade Saturday in downtown Crawfordville. We will be riding in three Model A cars.
We hope to see many of you at the parade and at the Museum on Saturday.
Historical Society Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Museum
By Sandra Vidak
The Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce recognized the grand re-opening of the Wakulla County Historical Society Museum and Archives on Friday, July 31 with a ribbon cutting. The Historical Society continued the celebration during an open house on Saturday, August 1. The Museum was closed during May and June for renovations to bring the front entrance and restroom into ADA compliance. "This celebration is the culmination of a 20 year vision being fulfilled and we appreciate the Chamber's support," said President Cathy Frank.
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The Historical Society’s November 10 program will feature Paul Fortier, a portrait artist and program director with over 20 years’ experience designing and implementing projects that engage special populations, build community and improve health.
Paul Fortier and his family were featured in ,em>The Wakulla News on October 21, 2010 and described as a very talented family of artists. He "paints mainly in oil or watercolor and sometimes acrylic ... His love of art and painting began when he was very young. As a child he did not have television and says that he was always drawing comics and characters and creating stories with his drawings." At Wayne State University in Detroit he was most influenced by his Life Drawing teacher.
Currently, Fortier is directing a multimedia project that involves Wakulla teens and seniors called "Mortals: Senior Life-Inventory Portraits," an inter-generational, technology/arts project where at-risk teens create interactive portraits of local seniors who share lessons they've learned from their life experiences. This collaborative effort intends to meet some community needs in an innovative way and has the support of several local organizations including the Wakulla County Historical Society, Wakulla County Public Library, Capital City Bank Group Foundation, Big Bend Homeless Coalition, and Eden Springs Nursing and Rehab Center.
Fortier and his family moved to Wakulla County in 2002 for the clean air and since 2004 he is Director of Information Systems for Big Bend Homeless Coalition.
The Historical Society program on Tuesday, November 10 is set for 7:00 pm at the Wakulla County Public Library.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Wakulla County Historical Society presents our "Memorial Brick Pavers Fundraiser." Here’s a great way to honor or memorialize that someone special in your life, and also help the Wakulla County Historical Society raise funds. Please help us with our mission of preserving and documenting Wakulla County history at the Wakulla County Museum and Archives.
Buy a paver brick with up to three lines of copy for installation in front of the Museum building. This will be a prime location for our many visitors to see your tribute. These 4" X 8" paver bricks are of the highest quality and laser engraved to last a lifetime.
Donation of $100.00 per brick
Paver donations are tax deductible under the Society's 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit organization.
Please call the Museum at 850-926-1110 or email email@example.com with any questions and we will respond promptly.
Click here to fill out the application or visit the Museum to pick up a copy.