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Tuesday, April 23rd, 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.

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 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                                IRCHS  at Old Florida Folk Festival           12:00 PM-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

Annual Mother's Day Tea

We are now accepting reservations for our Mother's Day Tea to be held on May 11th at the Hallstrom House from 2:00 until 3:30 PM. A ticket of $15 per person includes your beverage, homemade Swedish pastries, a tour of the house, and party favors.

Please call 772-778-3435 for your reservation soon, as only 14 places are set in the parlor and dining room for this event. Leave your name and contact information on the message machine if no one is available to answer your call. Tickets must be prepaid by May 7th in order to insure your reservation.






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).

IRCHS Video Channel

When you click on the above link, be prepared to learn more about the history of Indian River County. The mini-documentaries include stories about:

Vero Beach Airport

Gifford High School

The War Years

The Dodgers

Old Vero Man Dig

Jungle Trail

Hallstrom House

New films are in the works about our bridges, Sebastian Inlet, Fellsmere. and Mosquitoes, to name a few. Check back soon to see the newest releases.


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P.O. Box 2192 • Vero Beach • FL 32961