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Arts & Museums
The A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum is home to one of the largest painting collection by renowned local artist of the same name. This museum is open five days a week from October through mid June. This facility was first established in 1960 and is now featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
In operation since 1968, the St. Lucie County Regional History Center is a local history museum located in Fort Pierce, Florida. The museum is run by volunteers from the St. Lucie Historical Society and documents the history of the local community through various antiques, displays, exhibits and artifacts.
The Stuart Heritage Museum is a great facility that strives to preserve and protect the history of Stuart. The museum has a plethora of exhibits that will enable you to get acquainted with the area's history. With more than 10,000 artifacts in their kitty, they are leaving no stone unturned to preserve Stuart's history.
Maritime & Classic Boating Museum houses exhibits that trace the maritime heritage of the region. The museum was founded in 1993 on the picturesque shores of the Indian River Lagoon. For event updates and other details, please check website or call ahead.
The National Navy-UDT Seal Museum is a tribute to the might national navy SEAL. The museum is dedicated to showcase the life, equipment and heart of a navy SEAL. There are stories, artifacts and other memories of the navy through the Gulf War, the Second World War until today, displayed here at the museum. Tools needed by the navy personnel, weapons and other items are all displayed here to give visitors a glimpse into that life. Details of war missions that took place in the sea, on land and in the air are also told at the museum. Also on display are medals, armored vehicles and more. Check website for more details.
Located on the 57 acre swamp between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center was opened to public in the year 1994. The center comprises of various facilities such as its administrative office and a visitor's center inside a modest building. The outdoor attractions include a 750,000 gallon Game Fish Lagoon, Sea Star Touch-Tank Pavilion and Children's Activity Pavilion to impart information about the surrounding environment and the coast with some fun and leisure activities. The mangroves and coastal hammocks in the surrounding are a major part of the eco-system and is perfect for nature trails guided by knowledgeable volunteers of the center. Open throughout the year, the place is ideal for those who want to learn ad contribute in preserving this unique environment. Call for more information.
Celebrating innovation and how people's ideas have had a major effect on our lives, the museum was founded by Harmon Elliot to pay tribute to his father who was a great inventor. The museum also showcases vintage cars and vehicles and other inventions that have revolutionized the world. They even holds exhibitions, art classes and workshops at the art studio in the museum. To know more about this unique museum, do visit their website.
This place, once a refuge to sailors who met with accident, displays a lot of equipments and photographs. A visit to the museum will be definitely memorable.
Georges Valentine Shipwreck Site has become a well known diving and snorkeling destination as it rests in shallow waters. Located near the House of Refuge Museum, it is half buried in the sand and divided into five conspicuous sections. Georges Valentine was an Italian, iron-hulled barque which got shipwrecked in 1904, took five of its crew members with it to the sea. Their remains were never found. The wreckage has become a seasonal haven for sea creatures due to its shallow depth and migratory sand.
The Indian River Citrus Museum traces back the origin of citrus cultivation and its commercial utilization along the east coast of Florida. The museum is located in the historic downtown of the city and showcases various pictorial presentations, artifacts and memorabilia, some of which were donated by treasure hunter Mel Fisher. A perfect way to tour this place is with the help of the guide available at the museum. Call for more information.
Featuring national and international level art exhibitions and cultural events, the Vero Beach Museum of Art is a paradise for art lovers. Lectures, concerts and seminars add to the buzz. It is one of the largest art facilities in the state and boasts five art galleries, a library, a sculpture garden and classrooms.