Mrs. Lassie Williams - Winner of the Quilt.
Winners of our DRAWING JULY 4, 2018
We are proud to announce the winners of our July 4, 2018 Drawings. Through this fundraising event the society collected OVER $600!
THANK YOU ALL for your SUPPORT!
14TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
JULY 4, 2018
September 23, 2018
The Turpentine Industry
in North Florida
Please plan to join us Sunday afternoon at 3:00 for an afternoon with Barbara Clark with the Florida Public Archaeology Network North Central Region for a presentation on the Turpentine Industry in North Florida at the Patricia Fletcher Vice Meeting Facility, Greensboro Depot Railroad Museum Complex, 115 Duffle Avenue, in Greensboro. According to Barbara, the turpentine industry began in North Carolina in the mid-1800s. The industry gradually moved south to new stands of trees and by the late 1800s, they made their way into Florida’s pine forests. The turpentine industry helped to shape a fascinating time in Florida’s history and has had a lasting effect on our environment and our culture. Please plan to join us to learn more! Don’t forget to bring your turpentine industry items to share in show and tell!.
If you missed it, here is a write-up by the Gadsden County Times of our Annual Open House. We hope to see YOU next year!
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The Grayson Johnson Family - Winners of the SeaWorld Vacation Package.
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We NEED Your Help!!
We want to thank Stephen Pitts for refinishing the wood floors at the Dezell House. Stephen volunteered his expertise in floor refinishing to honor the memory of his father, Buddy Pitts. Buddy loved Gadsden County and loved WGHS.
Kelly Clark, with helper Melissa Herring, graciously completed the interior painting of the Dezell House. We have a couple of more rooms to complete, but what has been finished now make this house look like a home.
The tile for the front hall fireplace has been ordered and installation is expected in early 2018
Other renovations to complete the Dezell House include:
If you are interested in completing or sponsoring completion of these projects, please let us know.