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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

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.


One of our Advisory Directors, Jonnie Mae Perry, will be receiving a special proclamation from the Indian River County Commissioners for her outstanding community service.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 12th, 9 AM at the County Commission meeting to 

celebrate her award.

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 Winter and Spring 2019.

January 10, 2019           Members Meeting   "Journey to the New World"             7:00-9:00 PM

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

Free to the Public

February 23, 2019                          "A Taste of Black History"                           11:00 AM-3:00 PM                                Martin Luther King Park in Gifford                           

 March 9, 2019                                          Pelican Wildlife Festival                              10:00 AM-4:00 PM

                Riverview Park, 600 U.S. Hwy 1, Sebastian, FL

             Free to the public

 March 9, 2019                                IRCHS  at Old Florida Folk Festival           11:00 AM-5:00 PM

                                                                Summer Crush Winery, 4200 Johnson Rd, Ft. Pierce, FL

Admission fee charged

March 23, 2019                              Dedication of "The Bridges" Marker                             10:00 AM                             Royal Palm Pointe Park                      

May 11, 2019                                                 Mother's Day Tea                                          2:00 - 3:30 PM

            Hallstrom House, 1723 Old Dixie Hwy. SW

Tickets required

June 28, 2019                                             "Night of Nations"                                          6:00-9:00 PM                                                                     Downtown Friday in Vero Beach                                                             

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!



Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Indian River County Historical Society has cancelled our American Icon Brewery Benefit until further notice. We hope this has not caused any inconvenience for those wishing to attend and appreciate your continued support of our organization!

"A Taste of Black History"

The Indian River County Historical Society will be participating in the celebration of Black History Month. On February 23, 2019, we will have a table of information about our county from 11 AM - 3 PM at the Martin Luther King Park in Gifford.

Plan to stop by and tour the Gifford Historic Museum which is celebrating their first anniversary. Come hungry! There will be delicious food to purchase and enjoy.




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