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
Hours: 1:00 - 4:00 Thursday & Friday
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.
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
Old Vero Man Dig
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.