Black History Month


In recognition of Black History Month, Washington County Historical Society has a collection of memorabilia in the main room of the museum.  Topping the display is the 2013 sketch of Thomas J. Roulhac by Karen Roland.  Mr. Roulhac was a leading Equal Education advocate and Principal at Roulhac High School for many years.  Another sketch is a mystery – a beautiful unknown woman of color – that has been in the museum’s collection for years.

The display also features information on several sports figures from Chipley, including Basketball star Artis Gilmore AKA The A Train, former FSU football player/Las Vegas Locomotives coach “Amp” Lee, and the multi-talented athlete Otis Ikner.  Other items include ladies accessories, a camera, a pair of spectacles, and one of Mr. Ikner’s trophies.  Several books written by local authors are also on display and, on the parlor walls, you will find photos of Roulhac High School student activities and history makers from as far back at 1943.

The history museum is located at 685 7th Street in the Farmers Market Pavilion.  We are always happy to receive donations and artifacts, especially if there is a story attached.  If you are out and about on Friday between 9AM and 1PM, drop by the museum and check out some local history!