February 2023 Program - Old General Stores of Wakulla County Series

posted Jan 25, 2023, 2:01 PM by Gayla Kittendorf

Poster for General Stores Series, Program #1

January 2023 Program Features Dale Cox

posted Dec 28, 2022, 9:30 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

Dale Cox
The Wakulla County Historical Society program on Tuesday, January 10, at 4:30 p.m., will feature historian Dale Cox with a talk on his book, “The Fort at Prospect Bluff: The British Post on the Apalachicola and the Battle of Negro Fort.”  This program will be held at the Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL.  The public is invited at no cost.  Dale will be available to sign the books before and after his talk.  This will be his last book tour for a while as he is taking a break to work on research for future books. 

The research for this book has spanned most of Cox’s life with numerous discoveries in the last few years.  “New evidence changes what we knew about the British Post,” said Mr. Cox.

“The book has years of research, translation, and physical labor in it,” said Rachael Conrad Cox, General Manager of Old Kitchen Books.  “This book makes history because it gives you information no one knew before now.”

Dale Cox is an award-winning writer and historian who lives near the quaint little community of Two Egg, Florida.  He is the author of nineteen books that tell history straight from the sources and bring stories to life.  Retired from the New York Times Broadcasting Group, Dale is now the historian for the new “off the beaten path” tourism channel, Two Egg TV.  Cox is a descendant of American frontiersman Daniel Boone as well as the Creek Indian chief Efau Emathla.  He is a philanthropist donating time and efforts to preservation through coordinating commemorative events, recording research, and placing historical markers.  A volunteer with Historical Societies and Florida State Parks, he is inspiring many to help preserve ecological and heritage treasures for generations to come.

All of Dale’s books can be purchased at the Historical Society, 24 High Drive, Crawfordville, or at the program.  For more information, please call 850-926-1110.

January 2023 Program - Author Dale Cox

posted Dec 24, 2022, 10:44 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

Dale Cox program flyer January 2023

Holiday Closing

posted Dec 24, 2022, 6:47 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

Holiday wreath

Dear WCHS Members and Friends:

The Museum will be closed for the next two weeks for the holidays.  We will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 5.

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

2002 WCHS Annual Open House

posted Nov 19, 2022, 5:52 PM by Gayla Kittendorf

2022 WCHS Annual Open House

Ceramic Christmas Tree Drawing!

posted Nov 9, 2022, 10:32 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

Come visit the Museum Gift Shop to enter a drawing for this beautiful Christmas Tree! While there, get an early start on holiday shopping!  The museum and gift shop will be closed on Saturday, November 12, because we will be at the Sopchoppy Oyster & Mullet Festival that day! We hope to see you there!
Sign: TICKETS $2.00 EACH.
Ceramic Christmas Tree

WCHS Annual Dinner 2022

posted Sep 23, 2022, 5:17 PM by Gayla Kittendorf   [ updated Sep 23, 2022, 5:19 PM ]


Wakulla County Historical Society logo

Dear WCHS Members and Friends,

On behalf of the Wakulla County Historical Society, I would like to invite you to attend our Annual Dinner Meeting on Thursday, October 13 at the Shrine Club, 4141 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL.  Our program will be a presentation on the Hartsfield Survey.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30.

The meal catered by The Kast Net will include roast beef with gravy, baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, mixed vegetables, rolls, tea and cupcakes.  The cost is $22 and we are requesting prepayment.  Checks should be made payable to WCHS.  Payments can be mailed to the Historical Society at P.O. Box 151, Crawfordville, FL 32326, or come by the Museum at 24 High Drive in Crawfordville.  Please RSVP to Arlene Vause by Saturday, October 8.

Included on our agenda will be the election of officers and Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 year.  Following are the nominees:  Officers:  President – Brent Thurmond, Vice President – Jennifer Raker, Treasurer – Debbie Jay, Secretary – Arlene Vause.  Board of Directors:  Cathy Frank, Cal Jamison, Gayla Kittendorf, Mary Ann Laird, Ryan Laird, Tanya Lynn, Rita Sparkman.  Associate Directors:  Diane Curlee, Randy Lewis, Mark Perrin, Karen Taylor, Susan Payne Turner.

I want to say a special thank you to all of our members, contributors and volunteers.  Through your support and efforts, we are making great progress in preserving Wakulla County’s rich heritage. 


With warmest regards,

Brent Thurmond


September 2022 Program - Terry Lewis - "The Revolution within the Revolution"

posted Sep 4, 2022, 10:59 AM by Gayla Kittendorf   [ updated Sep 4, 2022, 11:03 AM ]


Cover of book INCOGNITO, by Terry Lewis
On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 4:30 p.m., Wakulla County Historical Society will host the Honorable Judge Terry Lewis as guest speaker for our monthly meeting at the County Public Library, located at 4330 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. His talk will be “The Revolution within the Revolution.” It is the story of how a small band of radicals in Philadelphia used propaganda, political sleight of hand and coercion to overthrow the recently elected government of Pennsylvania and replace it with one more favorable to independence.

Terry Lewis was a Florida trial judge for 30 years. He is now in private practice with the firm of Messer Caparello, focusing on arbitrations and mediations. His professional awards include Judge of the Year, Florida Law Related Education Association – 1993 and 2013, Judge Harvey Ford Leadership Award - 1996, and Trial Judge of the Year Award, American Board of Trial Advocates, Tallahassee Chapter - 2000.

Shortly after Terry became a judge, he began work on a novel. Seven years later, his first novel, Conflict of Interest, was published in 1997.  He followed that with two more novels, all legal thrillers, set in or near Tallahassee. His first historical thriller Incognito, was released in 2021. It is set in 1776 Philadelphia, and revolves around a plot to assassinate key leaders of the Continental Congress. It received book awards from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association in three categories: Bronze in Historical Fiction; Gold in General Fiction and Gold in Mystery /Suspense. His most recent legal thriller, Fast Break, was just released in May of this year. In Fast Break, Kate Marston has landed a high-profile case that could make her career -- or break it. Her client is a controversial judge charged with murder.

Terry is a past board member of Mystery Writers of America, Florida Chapter and served on the advisory board for the Florida Book Awards. He lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Fran, and their Border Collie Mix, Pepper. Outside of writing he enjoys a good game of tennis or basketball.

For more information about this program, call the Historical society at 850-926-1110.




Hardy Boys Books for Sale at Museum Gift Shop!!

posted Jul 17, 2022, 1:45 PM by Gayla Kittendorf

Hardy Boys book
We have 24 Hardy Boys books for sale at the museum gift shop for $3.00 each. All in used but good condition. Come shop for these and other items, including items made by local artisans! Museum gift shop is located at the Old Jail, 24 High Drive, Crawfordville. Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Phone: (850) 926-1110.

Estate Sale - Saturday, June 25

posted Jun 22, 2022, 11:37 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

Dear WCHS Members and Friends,

Indoor estate sale, Saturday, June 25, 7:30-1:00 at 214 Bay Pine Drive, Crawfordville.

Furniture, TV, refrigerator, dishes, kitchen and household items, linens, tools and more.

All proceeds go to the Wakulla County Historical Society.

We are very grateful to one of our members who has had to move and is donating all of her belongings to WCHS to sell.  Please share with your friends and come by and see us there on Saturday.  The Museum will be closed this Saturday as we will all be helping with the sale.

 Arlene Vause, Secretary

Wakulla County Historical Society

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