Announcements

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.

WAKULLA WONDERFUL CANCELLED

posted Mar 12, 2020, 9:48 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

TOMORROW'S "WAKULLA WONDERFUL" EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Genealogy Group - March 2020

posted Feb 24, 2020, 12:01 PM by Gayla Kittendorf

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Please join us on Thursday, March 5, 4:00 PM at the Wakulla County Public Library for our next Genealogy Group meeting.  Sarah Rojas will be teaching us about WikiTree. 

 

Sarah has been doing genealogy for about 10 years now. She became interested when her grandmother, who had done extensive research on the family, passed that information along to her. Five years ago, she started to volunteer on WikiTree and eventually got asked to work for them a year ago. Sarah was born and raised in Miami and moved to the Tallahassee area two years ago with her husband. Her ancestry consists of English, German, Italian, and Spanish.

 

Please bring your laptop if you have one.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Old Wakulla County Newspapers on this website

posted Feb 9, 2020, 6:11 PM by Gayla Kittendorf

clipart of newspaper
On this day in 1945...Curious about life "back in the day"? Thanks to wonderful volunteers, we are adding old Wakulla County newspapers to our website. On our site, click on Research, then click on Wakulla County Newspapers in the drop-down menu to view the papers that have been uploaded so far.
It is still a work in progress, so be patient. Also, these issues are limited to a collection that was donated to us, so not all dates are included.

February Genealogy Group Meeting Postponed

posted Feb 6, 2020, 8:20 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

TODAY'S GENEALOGY MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE STRONG STORM EXPECTED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE SOON. EVERYONE STAY SAFE!

Genealogy Group - February 2020

posted Jan 29, 2020, 2:38 PM by Gayla Kittendorf

Tree
Please join us on Thursday, February 6, 4:00 PM at the Wakulla County Public Library for our next Genealogy Group meeting.  Sarah Rojas will be teaching us about WikiTree. 

 

Sarah has been doing genealogy for about 10 years now. She became interested when her grandmother, who had done extensive research on the family, passed that information along to her. Five years ago, she started to volunteer on WikiTree and eventually got asked to work for them a year ago. Sarah was born and raised in Miami and moved to the Tallahassee area two years ago with her husband. Her ancestry consists of English, German, Italian, and Spanish.

 

Please bring your laptop if you have one.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

WCHS Program - January 2020 - Sherman’s March on and Destruction of Atlanta

posted Jan 3, 2020, 10:46 AM by Gayla Kittendorf   [ updated Jan 3, 2020, 12:13 PM ]

Steve Frentiss
The Wakulla County Historical Society’s program on Tuesday, January 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL, will feature Steve Fentriss with a presentation on Sherman’s March on and Destruction of Atlanta during the Civil War.  Steve will show comparison photographs of the way sites looked then and how they look now. 

It was late summer when a Neptune Beach and childhood neighbor gave Steve a $100 Confederate bill as a parting gift just before his family relocated to Richmond, Virginia. This inspired an interest in Civil War history as he was entering the first grade and while Virginia was preparing for its 1961 – 1965 centennial celebrations. Steve would spend his high school years in Williamsburg, Virginia, the state’s restored colonial capital, and it was here that his first camera was purchased. Upon the chance discovery of a Matthew Brady photograph publication, Steve recognized that many vestiges of the Civil War were still intact and that then-and-now photos may perhaps be of some future historical interest. Over the next four decades Steve and his wife Patty have followed the steps of Brady and other Civil War photographers accumulating and taking hundreds of comparison images. Fascinating people, experiences and adventures have occurred along the way but the $100 Confederate bill has long disappeared.

Steve and Patty found Wakulla County on a visit to Natural Bridge and have been residents since 2016. Steve is a retired real estate appraiser and businessman. Their newest then-and-now presentation is being sponsored by the Wakulla County Historical Society and will feature selected images pertaining to Sherman’s march on and destruction of Atlanta. This presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. on January 14th at the Wakulla County Public Library in Medart. The public is cordially invited and there is no charge to attend this event.


Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

 

Reminder: WCHS Annual Christmas Open House 2019

posted Dec 5, 2019, 1:52 PM by Gayla Kittendorf

Please join us for our Annual Christmas Open House at the Museum, Saturday, December 7, 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  Sammy Tedder with guitarist Mike Andrews will be doing a concert outside the Museum and all of his CD’s will be available.  They make nice Christmas gifts.  Our Museum Gift Shop is filled with unique locally made and locally produced items that are great Christmas gifts.  Our Open House is always a time of fun and great fellowship with all of our friends and neighbors.  As usual, there will be homemade goodies to snack on. Invite your family and friends to join us!  Everyone is welcome. 

See you there!

Flyer for Annual Open House 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

posted Nov 28, 2019, 7:54 AM by Gayla Kittendorf

Wishing you all a happy, safe, and blessed Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving

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