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Historical crafts continue every second Saturday of the month at the Lake City Columbia County Museum. Becky Curlin, Laurie Edvard, and Becke Johnson, the museum's living history experts, will be teaching about pockets and housewives. Attendees are encouraged to bring 1/2 yard of fabric for pocket and a fat quarter plus scraps for the soldier's housewife and needle & thread. Plan for 10 AM to 3 PM on June 8. Call 386-755-9096 and leave a message.

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Open TUESDAY, THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS 10:00 AM-1:00 PM.

157 SE Hernando AVE.

Lake City, FL 32025

WORKSHOP SIGN-UP.
A series of craft workshops 
June 8, 2019,
10:00 am -  3:00 pm
Historical crafts continue.  Becky Curlin, Laurie Edvard, and Becke Johnson, the museum's living history experts, will be teaching about pockets and housewives. Attendees are encouraged to bring 1/2 yard of fabric for pocket and a fat quarter plus scraps for the soldier's housewife and needle & thread. Plan for 10 AM to 3 PM on June 8. Call 386-755-9096 and leave a message.
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Alligator Town

 

In the 1830's Lake City was known as Alligator Town after the Seminole seatlement located near the banks of Lake DeSoto lead by Halapattar Tusteenoogie or better know as Chief Alligator.

Hancock Sisters and the Lake DeSoto Rifles

 

After the Civil War there was great political unrest in Columbia County. Federal troops were sent in but were tricked by the Hancock Sisters, owners of the Hancock House Inn, to let down their guard and take a meal of hominy and pork at the local boarding establishment. While the soldiers ate the local town leaders stole their rifles and threw them into Lake DeSoto.

 

This local lore was later confirmed in the 1980's when Lake DeSoto was drained and the rifles were found and now are on display at the Museum.

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