Heritage Preservation

Calhoun County Public Libraries are dedicated to preserving books, documents, and other materials that shine a light on the history and rich cultural heritage of the Florida Panhandle.  Along the walls and inside the curio cabinets are plaques, photos, paintings, and more preserving our knowledge of the past.

Yingst Exhibit

The Blountstown Public Library is home to the largest, most diverse public display of fossil deposits collected from the “Chipola Formation.” The Yingst fossil exhibit is located in the display case across from the Adult Computer Lab. Read more about the archeologist, Harry Yingst, and how his fossils found their way back home to Calhoun County.

Also on display are a wide variety of other fossils and archeological discoveries from around the area donated by local naturalists and history enthusiasts.

Chief John Blount of the Apalachicola Branch of the Muskogee Nation

Visit the Blountstown Public Library to view the bust created by sculptor Cliff Leonard.

Read more about the life of Chief John Blount.

Learn more about the Calhoun County native, Clifford Leonard, who created this unique work of art.

Sabertooth Annuals
Click to view our online collection of BHS annuals from the forties, fifties, sixties, and seventies.
Welcome Home Program Book
View our online scans of the program celebrating the rededication of the "Old Courthouse." It's overflowing with interesting historical tidbits!

Florida Memory provides  free online access a wide variety of historical photographs, documents, audio files and more collected  from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living-history museum in Blountstown, Florida, featuring a collection of 18 historical buildings ranging from the 1820s to the 1940s.