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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Welcome to Indian River County Historical Society

The Indian River County Historical Society, Inc., established in 1983, is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.  Our mission statement: to save, preserve, and restore the historical and environmental resources of Indian River County.  In order to accomplish this, the Society works with state and local governments, foundations, and citizens to raise monies for the historical preservation projects and educational programs.

Vero Beach Train Station Exhibit/Office      

2336 14th Avenue
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Phone: 772-778-3435

Hours: 10:00 - 3:00 Monday through Friday
Hallstrom House/Farmstead

1723 Old Dixie Highway SW
Vero Beach, Florida 32962

1:00 - 4:00 Monday through Friday
1:00 - 4:00 Last Saturday of the month

You are invited to a special event at the Vero Beach Regional Airport!

On Friday, August 18, 2017, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held for the Indian River County Historical Society’s Historic Display at the Vero Beach Regional Airport. Starting at 9:30 am, the ceremony will include remarks by the IRCHS and the Airport Director followed by the Ribbon Cutting by the Vero Beach Mayor and comments by the John Carney family. Refreshments will follow with time for questions and photos with the Carney family.

Lt. John Carney trained as a pilot during World War II at the Naval Training Center located at the site of the current Vero Beach Regional Airport.

The Carney family donated his original flight suit as well as many other items to the IRCHS to share with the community.

Please join us to celebrate all the men and women who bravely fought for our freedom. Call the IRCHS at 778-3435 with questions or comments.


We are excited to share our 2017 - 2018 event calendar

Thursday, August 17th  7:00                 Members/Prospects Meeting                           Woman's Club - RSVP
Saturday, October 14th  11:00 - 4:00                 3rd Annual Pineapple Party                             Hallstrom House
Saturday, November 4th  11:00 - 3:00                 30th Celebration of the Train Station              Train Station
Saturday, December 2nd  2:00 - 3:30                 Fika Christmas Coffee                                     Hallstrom House - RSVP
Sunday, December 10th  2:00 & 4:00                 St. Lucia Christmas                                         Hallstrom House
Thursday, January 25th  7:00                 Members/Prospects Meeting                            Woman's Club - RSVP
Saturday, March 10th   11:00 - 4:00                100th Birthday of the Hallstrom House            Hallstrom House
Thursday, April 26th  7:00                Members/Prospects Meeting                             Woman's Club - RSVP


We offer a variety of levels of memberships.  Your donations and support are sincerely appreciated. 

Individual  $25.00     Bronze $100.00   Gold $500.00
Family $35.00    Silver $250.00   Platinum $1,000.00

         Thank you for your interest in helping preserve our history for future generations.
Please contact our office or go to DONATE.


We welcome your interest in volunteering with us. Currently we are interested in filling the following positions: Hallstrom House tour guides (Docents) - Al Smith (772-532-0189). 
For additional information call our Office - Janice Sellers (772-778-3435).

                  WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE VERO BEACH "HISTORICAL SERIES"                                  These DVDs are available for purchase


Indian River County Historical Society Board of Directors

Episode 1-VB Airport Documentary from Verola Studio-Photo & Video on Vimeo.

Episode 2-VB Historical Series-"The War Years" Part 1 from Verola Studio-Photo & Video on Vimeo.

Episode 3-VB Historical Series--The War Years- Part 2 from Verola Studio-Photo & Video on Vimeo.

Episode 4-VB Historical Series Episode 4- The Dodgers from Verola Studio-Photo & Video on Vimeo.

VB Historical Series Episode 5- Old Vero Man Dig from Verola Studio - Photo & Video on Vimeo.

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P.O. Box 2192 • Vero Beach • FL 32961