Wall of Honor

Celebrate your family by adding a family member to the North Okaloosa Historical Association's Family Heritage Wall of Honor.

 

This program honors unsung individuals of Okaloosa County who have been recognized by family and friends for their positive effect on their family and community, and/or their contributions to the history, formation and continued well-being of our county.

Nominations for this program are due April 30, 2021. The induction ceremony is May 15, 2021, at 11 a.m. inside the Baker Block Museum.

Who is Eligible

Individual(s) who have:

  • Lived or worked in Okaloosa County

  • Made a contribution to the formation, or positive enhancement to our communities in Okaloosa County

  • May be nominated posthumously

 

Each nominee will be an honored guest at a special ceremony hosted by the Baker Block Museum where their names will be placed on the Family Heritage Wall of Honor.

 

Requirements

  • Nomination Form

  • Photo, preferable 5x7

  • Biography (see example)

  • $30 donation for a single nomination, $50 for multiple family members

A picture and short biography will be placed in the Heritage Family Wall of Honor binder in the Museum library as well in the commemorative program available at the ceremony.

Entries may be listed as individual or dual family entry:

  • Mr. John L. Smith

  • John L. and Mary T. Smith

  • The Smith Family. 

For information or assistance writing the biography, contact the Museum at

(850) 537-5714 or email at bakermuseum@aol.com.

Previous Inductees

2012

Dora Catherine Steele Cadenhead Nathan, Linda, Jeb & Jeff Chessher Velma Jones Conyers

Opal B. Hogg Enzor

Margaret Gebauer

W.A. “Jake” Jernigan

Leon C. & Mildred Johns

Charlie & Clyde Powell

George H. Price

Ronald & Carolyn Jeffries Senterfitt

 

2013

Isaac W. Barrow

Ruth Griner Cadenhead

Neal Cobb

Jeanette Cook

Lille Ward Price Fuller

Leon R. “Buck” Greene

Annie Carrol Jackson

Claire Covell Jernigan

Sarah Enzor Lee

Boston M. & Alice Hill Merritt

Buford E. & Helen Taylor Williams

2014

Cecil L. Anchors, Sr.

John P. & Mildred Hoffman Bishop

Mack Brooks

Dorthea Griffith Woods & Charles Griffith

Danny & Claudene Cook Hall

Tommy A. & Delean Austin Holloway Dorothy “Louise” Walton Lovell

Elton E. & Edie McCurley

Lucile Chessher Steele

Lucille Wanewright Wickliffe

2016

Clarence L. Fleming

Rosa Nelle Moore Hilton

Jack C. Nichols

Morris H. Rogers, Sr.

Martha Wooley Rogers

Rev. George E. Skipper

 

2017

J.T. & Elsie Boyette Garrett

Maggie Spoon Griner

James T. Whitaker

 

2019

Marion Allen Fortune

2020

Caroline Baker Allen

Dr. George W. Barrow, Jr.

Roger Robinson

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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