Wakulla County Historical Society
24 High Drive • Post Office Box 151
Crawfordville, Florida 32326
A morsel of genuine history is so rare as to be always valuable. Thomas Jefferson
See you then. Have a great summer.
Mark your calendars for the first Tea Social hosted by the Wakulla County Historical Society. This tea social is just that, a social occasion, a chance to visit old friends, meet some new ones, find out what is going on at the Museum, drink some wonderful hot tea and indulge in great desserts.
Members of the Historical Society, who are also members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, will be dressed in their period clothing and act has hostesses.
Everyone is welcome and we hope you will bring some of your friends to share the experience.
The Tea Social will be at the Crawfordville Woman's Club on September 2nd, from 4 pm until 7 pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .