BAKER — Country-cooking aroma mingles with freshly shaved cypress wood scent and boiling lye soap tang as the annual Baker Heritage Day festival unfolds at Baker Block Museum and Heritage Park, 1307 Georgia Ave., Saturday. Music including folk, gospel and country tunes will fill the air.


BAKER — Country-cooking aroma mingles with freshly shaved cypress wood scent and boiling lye soap tang as the annual Baker Heritage Day festival unfolds at Baker Block Museum and Heritage Park, 1307 Georgia Ave., Saturday. Music including folk, gospel and country tunes will fill the air.



The annual event is a celebration of Northwest Florida heritage and culture featuring folkways demonstrations — including quilting, butter churning and blacksmithing — and folk arts and music. Historical displays will feature information about Laurel Hill School, one of north Okaloosa County’s oldest educational institutions, and neighboring communities.



The Baker Block Museum will be open during the festival. Admission to the museum and festival is free. New this year, the North Okaloosa Historical Association will sell its first “Lost North Okaloosa” 2013 calendar, featuring photos of regional landmarks from private collections. The calendar costs $10; proceeds benefit the museum and association.



Call 537-5714 or see www.bakerblockmuseum.org for details. The museum and heritage park are at 1307 Georgia Ave. (State Road 4).