Upcoming Programs and Events


The Month of May is Martin County Historic Preservation month.  The opening kick-off program will be May 1st, Friday afternoon at Stuart Heritage Museum (call 220-4600 for details). There will be a variety of events to attend across the county during the month.  Check with this site as they are listed.


Friday, May 1st at 6 pm at the Hoke Library on Jack James Way in Jensen Beach will be a guest speaker, Alice L. Luckhardt, covering about Jensen's pioneer days.  It is titled "Jensen Pioneers - Raw, Wild and Unspoiled".  The program by the library marks the 60th anniversary of the Library Association.  It is free and open to the public.


The GREAT GIVE for Stuart Heritage Museum is for 24-hours, from 5 pm on May 5 to May 6th at 5 pm. It is the opportunity for anyone in any location to make a minimum of a $10 donation online to help the museum continue to provide its fine historic programs.  See this site starting at 5 pm on Tuesday, May 5th to please donate to the Museum.  Special thank you.    https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/#npo/stuart-heritage-inc


Monthly Stuart Heritage Program

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7 pm at the Flagler Place, 201 SW Flagler Ave.

Free and Open to the Public

The Life and Times of Forest 'Fergie' Ferguson, Jr. - A Giant Among Men by Alice L. Luckhardt and Bob D'Angelo

The City of Stuart on Memorial Day will be recognizing the heroic efforts of Fergie Ferguson on June 6, 1944, which eventually cost him his life.  Follow the events of this local boy and his contributions to Stuart, the state of Florida and his nation.  


MARK your Calendar -- Noon - Memorial Day - Monday, May 25, 2015.

After the Memorial Day Parade along East Ocean Blvd and the gathering of veterans and others at Memorial Park in the morning, there will be a special dedication ceremony at Noon marking the naming of the large Bandstand (gazebo) next to the Courthouse Cultural Center in honor of Forest K. 'Fergie' Ferguson Jr.  A bronze plaque will also be unveiled in his honor.


Only a few of the book "History of Hobe Sound - A Glimpse into the Past" by Paula MacArthur Cooper are now available at the Museum gift shop.  There are many vintage photos in the book of this community at the south end of Martin County.  


NOW at the Museum is the book (in paperback) of the History of the Stuart Woman's Club.  It is 300 pages of information and photos not just of this club, which started in Stuart in 1913, but of Stuart itself over the decades.  The author is Reba Shepard.  Get your copy now.  


They Have Arrived!!  Limited Number Available.

The 2014 Ornament done by the Stuart Kiwanis Club and is available now at Stuart Heritage Museum. The theme is the 40th Anniversary of  Stuart's 'Save Our Beaches' campaign in 1974.  

Stop by the Museum from 10 am to 3 pm, Monday - Sunday to purchased this fine ornament - a collector's keepsake.

Cost is $25 plus sales tax. All proceeds benefit Stuart Kiwanis programs for local children and the non-profit Stuart Heritage Museum.


Many new items in the Museum gift shop:  Mugs, framed drawing, key rings, jewelry, paperweights, pens, flashlights, etc.  Have some of the past annual Kiwanis ornaments available.  Arrived is the book on the railroads (FEC) in Florida, titled "Speedway to Sunshine":



Check out the newest Facebook Page title:      Captain Henry Sewall's Home

It was created and updated by Sandra Thurlow.

Tour the Capt. Sewall house at Indian Riverside Park, along Indian River Drive.  

See the house noon to 1 pm every Wednesday, then a powerpoint presentation

at 1 pm by Sandy Thurlow on the home's history.