means different things to different generations – pre
WWII means ‘early’ for
many of us; however, increasingly,
‘early’ means before cell phones for most
Please help us as
collection standards to ensure we have a balanced collection of public
to our patrons.
are many great items
we know have value but we may presently
have room to store them.
umbrella you want to
donate may have been precious to Aunt Jane, but
used it in New York City
not in Pyron Chapel.
may have a vintage collection of Christmas decorations you
to loan for a window display in the museum during the
month of December
Call us to
arrange a temporary loan!
you have some old items from your family home and do not know if they
meet museum collection needs/standards, call us, we can help you decide.
you are a member of a service club, like the Rotary, and need a service
project, phone Peggy and arrange to provide and set up a (6weeks)
window display in the museum (we'll put your club sign in the window,
too, as sponsor), 537-5714.
Block Museum's purpose is to preserve and display artifacts and
the early development of the Florida Panhandle, particularly
in order to educate the public on the technology, history
and impact of
historic events including early culture of Spanish, French, Dutch
Americans, the naval stores industry, the rail transportation industry
military installations in the State
of Florida and more specifically
Yellow and Shoal Rivers, early railroad routes, timber
communities and fisheries."
developing a more specific collections policy for artifacts and data.
hope to soon have a Collections Committee which can assist us
the items we are able to accept,
store and display.
Local Military Patriots (above)
Jeanette and Charles Henderson Heritage Park
Why not take a mini-vacation.
Pack a picnic lunch.
Drive to Baker, FL at the corner of Route 189 and
Hwy 4. Tour
inside the museum then step outside to the adjacent park and have your
picnic lunch. Finish the day by going into the old Otahite
Office exhibit, the old Log Cabin, the Jackson Veneer Mill,
are located right in the park,
the map in the
Contact Us section)