The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

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The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida has a public reference library available for on-site research during regular museum hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 11am - 4pm).  The museum archives contain an extensive collection of area newspapers including the Okaloosa News Journal, the Playground Daily News, the Bayou Times and the Bay Beacon.  The museum also houses Okaloosa County Marriage Records from 1942 to 1980, city directories, Florida Census Guides, Union and Conferate Civil War records, cemetary indices, and historical periodicals such as the Journal of Southern History and Florida Historical Quarterly in addition to many other books related to the history of Northwest Florida.

Please call the Museum at 850-678-2615 if you have a question about materials or would like to visit the library.

There is no fee to use the library.  Admission to the museum itself is $1 for adults, free for children and members.  There is a self-service copier in the library, and copies are ten cents.  Research assistance is available upon request.  Please call to make arrangements.