April 25, 2013
Historic Plaques for Buildings
Frank Cook stopped me on the street recently and asked if the historical society would be willing to work with the city on placing historical plaques on various historic buildings in the city. He is trying to get a program going where there would be a brief historical account of the structure on the buildings. The city would sponsor it and provide the board for each building. The owner would pay a fee to cover the cost. The historical society’s role would be to verify the information for each building is accurate. We would receive a fee for doing that. There is a prototype sign on city hall now if anyone wants to go by and see what it would look like. It seems like a good way to get the historical society involved in the community and make a few bucks in the process.
Posted by Mark Curenton - 04/25/13, 08:57 AM
Apalachicola Civil War Weekend
May 17-19 will be Apalachicola’s Civil War weekend. The Apalachicola Maritime Museum is coordinating a weekend of activities. The director of the Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Georgia is coming down to give a talk on Apalachicola in the Civil War. There will be other presentations and events throughout the weekend, including reenactors. The Americans will have a camp at the Orman House, and the enemy will be based at Battery Park. The ladies from the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Marianna are planning to come down in period dress. One of the things they have offered to do is to recreate the sewing of a flag in the Raney House. I have told Augusta West, the maritime museum coordinator, that the historical society would be glad to have them there. Augusta also asked about the historical society hosting cemetery tours on Sunday afternoon during the weekend. I told her I thought we could pull that off. I don’t anticipate doing it the same as the ghost walk. The Panhandle Players are committed to staging a reenactment over at the St. George Lighthouse, I think on Saturday evening. Instead I imagine a guide leading groups around the cemetery talking about the various people buried there, with an emphasis on the Civil War. I will be there doing it, and I am looking for other volunteers. I am currently working on an information sheet on the veterans buried in the cemetery. I will also be putting out flags in the cemetery for the weekend to mark the graves of the veterans. They will probably go up on Friday morning and get taken down on Sunday evening.
Posted by Mark Curenton - 04/25/13, 08:55 AM
Carrabelle Riverfront Festival
Friday afternoon and Saturday, April 26-27, is the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival. The Historical Society will be setting up a display in their history tent. Anyone who wants to come over for any part of either day is welcome to stop by.
Posted by Administrator - 04/25/13, 08:53 AM