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
Hours: 1:00 - 4:00 Thursday & Friday
1723 Old Dixie Highway SW
Vero Beach, Florida 32962
1:00 - 4:00 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
1:00 - 4:00 Last Saturday of the month
Fall 2019 Event Guide
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.
5th Annual Party at the Pineapple Plantation
If you love pineapples and Indian River County history, you are in for a treat on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Join us between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM at the Hallstrom House, 1723 Old Dixie Highway, to learn all about pineapples and enjoy a fun day on the grounds of this grand old home.
Admission to the grounds is free, with tours of the house $5 per person over the age of 12. There will be delicious food prepared by our own Pat Luther, music by local artists, old cars to view, and information on growing and cutting pineapples. Activities for children are free, with tickets for purchase toward some special silent auction items.
Hope to see you all there!!
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.