In August 2015, Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative marked 75 years of providing electricity to rural Walton and Okaloosa, as well as portions of Holmes and Santa Rosa counties.
For a limited time, through January 15, 2016, you can view their special traveling exhibit at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. The display includes historic artifacts featuring household items used in the days before and after electrification.
Before coming to the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, the exhibit visited Walton County Heritage Museum, Walton County Coastal Branch Library, Freeport Public Library, and the Baker Block Museum. Next, the display will be featured at the 2016 Chautauqua Assembly in January, as well as CHELCO’s Annual Meeting in April where the anniversary celebration will culminate.
Come see “Rural Electrification” a traveling exhibit celebrating CHELCO’s 75th Anniversary at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida.
The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for Adults, $4 for Seniors & Military, $3 for Children. Museum Members and Children under 4 are free.
PHOTO: wood stove waffle iron
Event: “Rural Electrification” a traveling exhibit celebrating CHELCO’s 75th Anniversary
Place: Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, FL
Date: Now through January 15, 2016
Time: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: General Museum Admission $5 Adults; $4 Seniors/Military; $3 Children; Museum Members and children under 4 are free