Heritage Center of Freeport opens

October 30, 2013

The Freeport Heritage Center is located in the old post office. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
The Freeport Heritage Center is located in the old post office. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Museum and visitor center a step back in time

On Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. the new Heritage Center of Freeport will officially open its doors with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony. The Heritage Center houses a museum on Freeport’s history and a visitor center.

“Freeport’s historian, Beckie Buxton, has been compiling stories and photos of Freeport for decades,” said curator Tim Ard. “Countless hours of volunteerism has created wonderful exhibits of Freeport’s families and businesses,” he continued.

The collection includes furniture from the McCaskill home, an icemaker from Casey Ice House, photographs, and additional items on loan from Freeport residents. The museum will be manned by a staff of volunteers, and open from 12 Noon – 5 p.m. Thurs. – Sat.

Freeport Heritage Center is located directly across from the Food Depot at 41 State Highway 20 East, Freeport. For more information, call Tim Ard at (850) 585-3304.