Announcements

2017 Annual Banquet - October 10

posted Sep 20, 2017, 6:36 PM by Gayla Kittendorf   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 12:09 PM ]

Wakulla County Historical Society

2017 Annual Banquet

October 10, 2017

 

Wakulla County Historical Society will celebrate another successful year on October 10, 2017. We hope you will join us in ushering in our new board members and officers for 2017-2018. 

The banquet will be held at the Crawfordville First Baptist Church Christian Life Center, located at 3086 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, Florida.  

Tickets are $25.00 prepaid by mail or at the Museum. 

The caterer will be our local favorite, Judi Bunch, serving roasted pork and chicken with sides of vegetables, desserts and beverages. 

Entertainment this year will be the Chipola Shanachie, straight from the Sopchoppy Opry.  The Chipola Shanachie features three generations of the Alderman ladies - Joan, Amy and Katherine from Liberty County.  Their wonderful music and stories reflects the life and lives of our North Florida pioneers and their spirit.

It will be a privilege this year to honor another recipient of

The Anne Quick Stewart Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. 

Doors will open at 6:00 pm for Membership, Registration and Meet & Greet.

Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm 

Membership Applications available online here.


September 28 - 50 Years of Wakulla High School

posted Sep 14, 2017, 10:22 AM by Gayla Kittendorf   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 11:08 AM ]

Dear WCHS Members and Friends,   

Our program on 50 Years of Wakulla High School has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept. 28. 

The Wakulla County Historical Society program on Thursday, September 28 will feature 50 years of Wakulla High School.  The program will begin at 7:00 PM in the Wakulla County Public Library.   

In 1967, three community high schools, Sopchoppy, Crawfordville and Shadeville, were consolidated into one county high school.  Wakulla County High School opened its doors for the first time on August 28, 1967 with an enrollment of 564 students in grades 7 through 12.  History and memories will be shared by Bill Payne, Harold Thurmond, David Miller, David Harvey, Coach J. D. Jones, Judy and Bob Myhre, and Bobby Pearce.  We will have the yearbooks there as well as articles and a slideshow of pictures.   

Come and join us as former students, teachers, coaches, principals and superintendents remember the early days of the school on up to the present.  If you have school memorabilia you would like to show, please feel free to bring what you have.  It promises to be a fun evening of reminiscing and learning more about our county’s high school.   

Each year the Historical Society offers a collectible, limited edition Christmas ornament featuring the history of Wakulla County.  Our 2017 ornament is of Wakulla County High School in 1967.  We will have these ornaments for sale at the meeting for $8 or you can purchase them at the Museum, 24 High Drive in Crawfordville.   

For more information about the Sept. 28 program, please call (850) 926-1110.  We look forward to seeing everyone there. 

Arlene Vause, Secretary

Wakulla County Historical Society    

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 12 MEETING CANCELLED

posted Sep 9, 2017, 10:44 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA, THE SEPTEMBER 12 MEETING OF THE WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. STAY SAFE EVERYONE!

2017 Ornaments Are Here!

posted Sep 4, 2017, 1:37 PM by Gayla Kittendorf   [ updated Sep 4, 2017, 1:59 PM ]

         
Each year the  Historical Society offers a collectible, limited edition Christmas ornament featuring the history of Wakulla County.  Our 2017 ornament is of Wakulla County High School in 1967.  We will have these ornaments for sale at the September 12 meeting for $8 or you can purchase them at the Museum, 24 High Drive in Crawfordville.


September 12 Program - "50 Years of Wakulla High School"

posted Sep 1, 2017, 11:53 AM by Gayla Kittendorf   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 3:50 PM ]

The Wakulla County Historical Society program on Tuesday, September 12 will feature "50 years of Wakulla High School".  The program will begin at 7:00 PM in the Wakulla County Public Library.  

In 1967, three community high schools, Sopchoppy, Crawfordville and Shadeville, were consolidated into one county high school.  Wakulla County High School opened its doors for the first time on August 28, 1967, with an enrollment of 564 students in grades 7 through 12.  History and memories will be shared by Bill Payne, Harold Thurmond, David Miller, David Harvey, Coach J. D. Jones, Judy and Bob Myhre, Andrea Carter and Bobby Pearce.  We will have the yearbooks there as well as articles and a slideshow of pictures.  If you have school memorabilia you would like to show, please feel free to bring what you have.  It promises to be a fun evening of reminiscing and learning more about our county’s high school.  

For more information about the Sept. 12 program, please call (850) 926-1110.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Genealogy Group Meeting, Sept. 7, 6:30pm

posted Aug 24, 2017, 8:12 AM by Gayla Kittendorf   [ updated Aug 24, 2017, 12:45 PM ]

On Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:30 PM, at the Wakulla County Public Library, the Wakulla Genealogy Group will host a presentation by Dr. Griggs. 

Dr. Norm Griggs of Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital recently attended the Iditarod race in Alaska. He was among many on-staff veterinarians whose duties included medical attention for the dogs who participated in the race. Dr. Griggs will be sharing his experience and many photos and stories to entertain everyone. Please be sure to bring your family and friends and join us. 

Dr. Griggs was born and raised in Memphis, TN. He is one of four sons of a machinist father and a “stay-at-home” mother.  After graduation from high school, he enlisted for a four-year tour in the United States Marine Corps.  Following honorable discharge, he attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN and was accepted into the second class of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation in 1980, he and his wife Melody moved back to Memphis to start their own small animal practice in Bartlett, TN.  They raised two sons, Travis and Cody, who also served their country, Travis in the USAF and Cody as a Marine.

Dr. Griggs’ small animal practice grew to a five doctor hospital, and after 20 years at the helm, he sold the practice and later moved to Wakulla County to enjoy the remote beauty of the area, as well as fishing.

Missing the joy of a veterinary practice, Dr. Griggs started Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital in a small rental unit on US 98 and Spring Creek Road in September 2008.

“I never imagined the practice would grow like it has.  I didn’t know there were so many people living in all these woods”, laughed Dr. Griggs, who also lives in the woods.

“I must say, without reservation, that our decision to move to Wakulla County was one of the best that I ever made.  The community has opened welcome arms to Melody and I.  I love everything about the area except the bugs”, laughed Dr. Norm.

“I just love this life.”

If you have missed Dr Griggs’ previous programs about his adventures in Alaska you don't want to miss this one.

 

Pardon Our Dust!

posted Aug 15, 2017, 6:46 AM by Debra Jay

The museum will be closed August 15 - 23 for renovations.  We will be open April 24, 2017 with a new look to our first floor library and gift shop!  

Historical Society Meeting Sept. 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

posted Jul 29, 2017, 3:13 PM by Debra Jay   [ updated Aug 13, 2017, 1:28 PM ]

The Wakulla County Historical Society meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month between September and May.  The meetings are held at the Wakulla County Public Library at 7:00 pm.  Meetings are open to the public.

Come meet with us on Sept. 12 to celebrate the "50th Anniversary of Wakulla High School"!

Wakulla County Public Library


Genealogy Meeting Sept 7, 2017 at 6:30pm

posted Jul 29, 2017, 3:03 PM by Debra Jay   [ updated Jul 29, 2017, 3:04 PM ]

Our Genealogy Group meets the first Thursday of every month between September and May. We resume our monthly meeting on Sept 7th. Come and learn how to research your ancestry. Everyone is welcome! The meetings are held at the Wakulla County Public Library and hosts interesting speakers and educators.

Don't miss a chance to share all things Genealogy with a great group of people!

Buy a Brick and Leave a Legacy

posted Jul 29, 2017, 2:50 PM by Debra Jay   [ updated Aug 12, 2017, 5:58 PM by Gayla Kittendorf ]

Order Your Brick Today!

It is time to take advantage of our exciting project for the Museum & Archives. The brick pavers legacy project is now in full swing. Many of you have expressed interest in leaving a legacy by ordering brick pavers which will be placed in front of the Museum & Archives.  We plan to place an order for the bricks soon, so please get your forms turned in to us as soon as you can.  Many Wakulla County families will be represented here and I know you will want your family to be included.  These bricks can be done for loved ones who are deceased, those who are still living, a business, an organization, or whatever you’d like.  There are 3 lines with 20 spaces per line.  The cost for each brick is $100.  If you need any help or suggestions, just come by or call the Museum at 926-1110 and we will be glad to                                          assist you.    

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