Research & Genealogy Library

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Call the Museum at 850-537-5714 for more information.


  • Pioneering families

  • Local families


Newspapers from the 1800s

  • Okaloosa News Journal

  • Okaloosa Messenger

  • Laurel Hill

  • DeFuniak News

  • Fort Walton Beach

Online Subscriptions

Free use of online research sites


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Local History

  • Schools

  • Churches

  • Communities

    • Almarante

    • Baker

    • Blackman

    • Escambia Farms

    • Galliver

    • Holt

    • Milligan

County & State

  • Okaloosa

  • Santa Rosa

  • Walton

  • Escambia

  • Florida

  • Alabama

  • Georgia

Photographs & Maps

  • People & families

  • Places

  • Events

  • Yearbooks

  • Maps

The Museum has a small staff to gladly guide researchers in the right direction; however, the Museum does not have the manpower available at this time to do research projects.

About us


The Baker Block Museum is a local history museum and genealogy library located in Baker, Florida, focused on the history of the northwest Florida panhandle with emphasis on Okaloosa County.

Exhibits include antiques, tools, period displays and a heritage park representing Florida pioneering life at the turn of the 20th century.

The Museum opened to the public in July 1996 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021. The museum building, built in 1907, was once the heart of the thriving Baker community as a general mercantile store, among other things.

The genealogy/research library has a vast collection of family histories, films and books on the local, county and regional area, as well as subscriptions to various online genealogy research sites that are free to researchers.

The Baker Block Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of the North Okaloosa Historical Association, Inc., and is managed by the Board of Directors

Located at 1307 Georgia Avenue, on the corner of State Road 4 & Hwy 189 in Baker, Florida.

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 186, Baker, FL 32531

Tel: 850-537-5714

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