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
Hands holding Amazon box full of hearts and confetti
AmazonSmile has donated over $200 million to charities worldwide! You can help increase AmazonSmile donations to Wakulla County Historical Society Inc by shopping at 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

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.


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


Genealogy Group - March 2020

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

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


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