A spin through the Baker Mercantile gift shop is the perfect way to cap a visit to the Baker Block Museum. Filled with collectibles, antiques, books and toys, the Mercantile is the place to find something special for any occasion—birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, even stocking stuffers for Christmas.


The Okaloosa County history series, a series of books written and published by the North Okaloosa Historical Association, is available for sale in the Baker Mercantile. These books cover local areas and topics specific to Okaloosa County and sell for $20 each. NOHA members receive a 10% discount.


The Mercantile also has a limited quantity of volumes I and II of the Okaloosa County heritage books. They sell for $53 each. These books contain a history of Okaloosa County’s pioneer families, industry, schools, churches, family stories and genealogies. Published in the early 2000s, these books are no longer in publication, but the Mercantile has a limited supply.


Any of the books may be purchased at the store, on eBay, by email at or by calling the Museum at 850-537-5714.

Okaloosa County History Series -- $20 each

Okaloosa County Heritage Books

    Vol. I & II -- $53 each, supplies limited

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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