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Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, located in nearby historic downtown Valparaiso, celebrates the rich and fascinating history of northwest Florida, covering the full span of the regionís history from prehistoric times to the mid-twentieth century. Itís a wonderful place to learn about the heritage of the Boggy area and is fun for children and adults alike.

Permanent and temporary exhibits at the museum focus on economic and social history with emphasis on early Native American inhabitants, the era of pioneer settlement, agricultural development, the lumber and naval stores industries, fishing, Boggy Bayou, the coming of the railroad, the impact of new technologies and changes associated with the establishment of Eglin Air Force Base.

The museum offers free lectures and other programs and makes its research library available to all at no charge. To keep traditional handcrafts alive, it sponsors classes in basketry, quilting, tatting, weaving, spinning and lace making.

Public events sponsored by the museum include "Saturday in the Park" in the spring and the "Yule of Yesteryear" celebration in December.

The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida is located at 115 Westview Avenue in Valparaiso.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours are available by appointment. The Museum Shop, featuring handcrafted items and old-fashioned toys, is open the same hours. General admission is free. For further information, call (850) 678-2615.

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