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Tuesday, October 22nd, 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.


The Exhibit Center at the Vero Beach Train Station will be closed for renovation from October 14th until October 26th. 

We are painting and redecorating our exhibit for the 100th Celebration of Vero Beach. Please visit us on October 26th from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM to enjoy our new displays.


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

                                      Fall 2019 Event Guide

October 26, 2019         Centennial Finale            IRCHS Train Station      9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

November 9, 2019        Pineapple Party              Hallstrom Farmstead     11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

November 17, 2019      IRCHS Annual Meeting    Woman's Club              4:00 - 6:00 PM

December 7, 2019        Holiday Coffee               Hallstrom Farmstead      2:00 - 3:30 PM

December 8, 2019        St. Lucia Christmas          Hallstrom Farmstead     2:00 - 4:00 PM

                               More details will be posted as the event date draws near.

 Vero Beach Centennial Finale Celebration

The Indian River County Historical Society is pleased to particiapte in the Vero Beach Finale Celebration on October 26, 2019. 

The parking lot to the south of our office will be filled with antique cars, including Ruth Hallstrom's 1962 Corvette, highlight the Wells Fargo Stagecoach, host the Amateur Radio Operators, have booths including the AAUW and other organizations, and offer food and "Historic Trash and Treasures" for purchase. The renovated Exhibit Center will be open as well .

Come and visit between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Hope to see you then!


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