Historical Society to host Pineapple Party

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The Indian River County Historical Society will host their Pineapple Party on Saturday, November 5that the historic Hallstrom House & Farmstead. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the grounds of the old home. The Hallstrom House is located at 1723 Old Dixie Highway SW in Vero Beach.  There is no admission fee.

Hallstrom House

The event will feature music, food, and children’s activities. The historic house will also be available for tours. The Pineapple Party commemorates the original pineapple plantation and its owner Axel Hallstrom. Hallstrom purchased the property in the early 1900’s. In 1909, he planted thousands of pineapples on his original 40-acre plantation. Hallstrom built the now historic home in 1919.

“This will be the 5th Pineapple Party hosted by the Historical Society” said event chairman Joe Chiarella. “Due to bad weather and COVID, the last Pineapple Party event was held in 2018. We are happy to, once again, bring this event to the community.”

Today, the 5-acre Hallstrom House & Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1999, Miss Ruth Hallstrom bequeathed this property to the Indian River County Historical Society with the purpose of preserving the house, its comprehensive collections and grounds. The Society took possession of the property and buildings including their contents in July 2000.

For thirty-nine 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.

For information about membership or to volunteer with the Historical Society, call 772-778-3435 or email indianriverhisto@bellsouth.net

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