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Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Welcome to Indian River County Historical Society

Mission Statement of the 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: 1:00 - 4:00 Thursday & 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


The IRCHS is pleased to share our exciting events planned for Fall 2018.

  October 25, 2018           Woman's Club History and Restoration Open House          7:00-9:00 PM

Woman's Club, 1534 21st St. Vero Beach, FL

Free to the public

  November 1, 2018      The Life of Ruth Hallstrom (Original play by Pat Kroger)    7:00-9:00 PM          Woman's Club, 1534 21st St. Vero Beach, FL   

Tickets required

  November 10, 2018        Fourth Annual Party at the Pineapple Plantation      11:00 AM-3:00 PM

     Hallstrom House, 1723 Old Dixie Hwy. SW

             Free to the grounds, tickets required to tour the house

  November 18, 2018                           IRCHS Annual Meeting                                           4:00-5:30 PM

                                                                  Woman's Club, 1534 21st St. Vero Beach, FL

Free to IRCHS members

   December 1, 2018               Historical Marker "The Bridges" Dedication                           10:00 AM

Royal Palm Pointe, Vero Beach, FL

Free to the public

   December 1, 2018                          Christmas Fika Coffee                                               2:00 - 3:30 PM

Hallstrom House, 1723 Old Dixie Hwy. SW

Tickets required

   December 9, 2018              St. Lucia Swedish Christmas Celebration                        2:00 - 4:00 PM

         Hallstrom House, 1723 Old Dixie Hwy. SW

Free to the public

The IRC Historical Society Joins Eventbrite

With so many events planned for the 2018-2019 season, we have joined with Eventbrite to help us with promotion, social sharing, and ticket sales. Many of our events are free to the public, but we ask if you could please register on your intention to attend, it will help us better prepare for the number of guests coming.

Several of our events are intended as fund-raisers for the society. When tickets are required, they should be purchased from the site. They will lead you through the easy steps of payment where you print out your own tickets, eliminating the need to drive to another location for pick up. We will have a list of paid guests at the event in case of printing problems.

When you go on the Eventbrite site, simply type in the city and date of the event and our information will appear or click "browse events", type in Indian River County Historical Society in the search area, and press "enter."

Thank you so much for your support as we try to make this technology age useful for us all!


Details about the Woman's Club History and Restoration Meeting

October 25, 2018 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Come and see the newly renovated Vero Beach Woman' s Club and help the Indian River County Historical celebrate our new Architectural Recognition Award presented by the IRC Chamber of Commerce.

A short talk about "Women in Indian River County History" will include pictures and information celebrating the many years this unique building has served our area. We invite families who have attended past events held at this location as well as decendents of past presidents to share their memories.

Refreshments will be served and tours of the building led by current members of the Woman's Club. Hope to see everyone there!

Tickets Now On Sale for "The Life of Ruth Hallstrom"

Tickets may now be purchased through for the premier showing of the  play, "The Life of Ruth Hallstrom." We will gather at the Woman's Club on November 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm to witness this original play, written and acted by our friend and IRCHS Advisory member, Pat Kroger. Refreshments will follow with samples from Ruth Hallstrom's recipes. Tickets are ten dollars for this fund-raising event. There is limited space and seating is "first come, first served."



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 -  (772-778-3435).

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



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

Episode 2 & 3-VB Historical Series-"The War Years" Part 1 & 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.

Jungle Trail Short Film from Verola Media on Vimeo.

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P.O. Box 2192 • Vero Beach • FL 32961