Walton County Heritage
Association, Museum and
Genealogy Society

Preserving the History and Heritage of Walton County, Florida
and Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Heritage Association!

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Exhibits at the Museum

Service by past residents of Walton County is represented by items from the military and the railroad.

Isabella Alden, a popular Chautauqua personality, lived in DeFuniak Springs in the late 1800s. Writing under the pen name Pansy, she was the author of 200 books and the editor of a children's magazine, The Pansy. Even though her last book was written in 1930, many of her books are still in print today. Our collection includes several of her most popular titles and a bound volume of The Pansy. Her home, Pansy Cottage, is located on Circle Drive near the museum.

Jacqueline Cochran was the first woman to break the sound barrier, and she received many aviation awards. Born Bessie Pittman near Pensacola, she lived in DeFuniak Springs during much of her youth. Her only son, who died in a tragic accident when he was five, is buried in Magnolia Cemetery.

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