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WCHS Annual Open House 2020

posted Nov 19, 2020, 5:45 PM by Gayla Kittendorf

WCHS 2020 Open House flyer
Please join us for our Annual Christmas House at the Museum on Saturday, December 5, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  We will have vendors set up on the lawn outside the Museum.  Our Gift Shop will be open and we have two new exhibits that we know you will enjoy seeing.  We will follow safety precautions and will only have a limited number of people in the Museum at one time.  We ask that masks be worn. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Holiday shopping?Use AmazonSmile and help WCHS!

posted Nov 16, 2020, 1:06 PM by Gayla Kittendorf

You can make an impact while you shop for Black Friday deals. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3095501 and AmazonSmile will donate to Wakulla County Historical Society Inc, at no cost to you.

Holiday shopping or anytime shopping, remember to use AmazonSmile and help Wakulla County Historical Society!

You can make an impact while you shop for Black Friday deals.
Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3095501 and AmazonSmile will donate to Wakulla County Historical Society Inc, at no cost to you.

WCHS 2020 Ornament Is Here!

posted Oct 16, 2020, 5:24 PM by Gayla Kittendorf   [ updated Oct 16, 2020, 5:26 PM ]

 

2020 WCHS Ornament
The Wakulla County Historical Society is pleased to announce that this year’s ornament, featuring Shadeville High School, is here!

Shadeville High School was the only high school for blacks in Wakulla County. Since blacks could only get an elementary education in Wakulla, the school board was approached and approval obtained for a high school. The local community assisted by donating the land and building materials in addition to county funding. In 1934 the school awarded diplomas to three students in its initial graduating class.

The graduates were Versie Farmer, Andrew Joshua “Bubba” Hargrett, and Lucy Bertha “Maude” Farmer of the Hyde Park community. It is noteworthy that Dr. Hargrett went on to become the first of several Shadeville graduates to earn a PhD.

After providing instruction to black students for thirty-six years, eleven students graduated in the last high school class of 1967 when the Wakulla school district was integrated.

The ornaments can be purchased for $10 at the Museum Gift Shop, located at 24 High Drive in Crawfordville. The Museum and Gift Shop are open Thursday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you have questions, you can reach the Museum at (850) 926-1110 or by email at mailbox@wakullahistory.org.

We Are Open!

posted Oct 14, 2020, 7:24 AM by Gayla Kittendorf   [ updated Oct 14, 2020, 8:33 AM ]


WCHS Sign



The Museum and Gift Shop are back to their normal hours! We are open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Museum and Gift Shop are located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville, FL. Our phone number is (850) 926-1110.

Support WCHS through Amazon Smile!

posted Sep 18, 2020, 8:05 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

The AmazonSmile Foundation recently surpassed $200 million in donations to charities worldwide! Our thanks go out to you, Wakulla County Historical Society Inc supporters, and every supporter who shops at smile.amazon.com.
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AmazonSmile has donated over $200 million to charities worldwide! You can help increase AmazonSmile donations to Wakulla County Historical Society Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3095501 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app.

Museum Limited Re-opening

posted Jun 7, 2020, 6:31 PM by Gayla Kittendorf   [ updated Jul 6, 2020, 10:55 AM ]

Until further notice, the Museum will be open by appointment only.  You can call the Museum at (850) 926-1110 and we will have someone meet you there or let you know what days we will be there working on projects. We are checking voicemail.  We will be following the guidelines recommended by the Governor for social distancing and cleaning.  We are pleased to have the Museum available to you again and look forward to seeing you.


Museum Remains Closed For Now

posted Apr 8, 2020, 11:51 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

WCHS Logo
The Museum continues to be closed and programs suspended until further notice, in keeping with current recommendations and the Governor’s orders. We look forward to re-opening our doors in the future and pray for everyone’s health during this challenging time. In the meantime, please stay safe and follow recommended precautions and health practices.

Communication during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

posted Apr 8, 2020, 10:08 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

antique candlestick telephone



Interesting bit of history. Florida is briefly mentioned in the article about telephones during the 1918 influenza epidemic.

Carolyn Wrenn Harvey 1946 - 2020

posted Mar 27, 2020, 8:50 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

This week we lost a dear friend and valued member of the Wakulla County Historical Society. I first met Carolyn when my husband and I moved to Wakulla County in 1975 and she was working at the Woodville post office. She had a warm personality, a friendly face and liked to talk as much as I do. She was one of the first friends I made here, and when I stopped to check mail, we often chatted over kids, family and, of course, genealogy! I cannot do better than the obituary her family published to describe her. She is and will truly be missed by everyone who knew her. Our deepest sympathies go to her beloved family.



Carolyn Wrenn Harvey Obituary

Cancellations and Closures

posted Mar 18, 2020, 4:38 PM by Gayla Kittendorf

Dear WCHS Members and Friends,
The Museum & Archives in Crawfordville will be closed this week and next week. We will re-assess things at the beginning of April and will let you know when we reopen.
The Wakulla County Public Library has cancelled all meetings for the month of April. Therefore, we will not have our regular program in April, but hopefully we will be back on by May.
Also, you might want to tune in tomorrow night at 8pm to watch "Apalachicola's Historic Squares" on the PBS program Local Routes!
Let's all try and stay well during this time.  Thank you.

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