Historical Society launches new website

news release

Photo of old railroad station, home today of the Indian River Historical Society

The Indian River County Historical Society has launched a new website. The website, www.irchistorical.org, was designed by locally owned PD/GO Digital Marketing in cooperation with the society’s website committee.

Ruth Stanbridge, President of the Historical Society said “The new design reflects the history of our community and the important work and accomplishments of our organization while providing a current-day updated appearance.”

A website committee analyzed the ongoing work of the organization and focused on its priorities as the foundation of the new website. “Historical advocacy such as saving Jungle Trail, and preservation of the Vero Beach railroad station and Hallstrom House are among the top-level topics on the site” said Stanbridge. “Our organization has produced 11 historical videos about Indian River County during the last several years and have several others currently in production.  The videos are very popular with the public and are also highlighted on our new website.”

An interesting component of the new website is ADA compliance making it possible for blind and deaf users to successfully navigate the site through special programs on their own computers or devices.

“The new Indian River County Historical Society website is a timely and important upgrade from the previous version of the website that was created and launched by our company in 2013” stated Steve Schwartz, President of PD/GO Digital Marketing. “Many contemporary website technologies are implemented in this new website, including mobile responsiveness so that the website looks great on computers, tablets, and smartphones.  The attractive wide-screen design features large historic images.”

Carolyn Bayless, Penny Chandler, Joe Chiarella and Ruth Stanbridge comprised the website team. They began their work in May.

For over 30-years, the Indian River County Historical Society has contributed to preserving the historical and environmental resources of Indian River County, the Indian River Lagoon area, and the State of Florida. The Historical Society office is located in the 1903 Vero Beach Railroad Station on 14th Avenue in historic downtown Vero Beach. For more information on becoming a member or to volunteer with the Historical Society, call 772-778-3435 or email indianriverhisto@bellsouth.net .

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