Historical Society Movie Night returns

arts & entertainment

The Historical Society of Indian River County has announced the return of Movie Night. The first movie of 2023 is the public premier of the short documentary “Indian River Cattlemen and Women.” Sean and Mike Sexton, Will Barker and Wesley Davis are guest speakers scheduled for the event.

Early Cattlemen

This movie night will take place on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 beginning at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Women’s Club of Vero Beach located at 1534 21st Street in historic downtown Vero Beach, Fl 32960.

The video has a focus on the origin of our county’s early cattle ranchers with wonderful old seldom seen photos and interviews that provide a wonderful backdrop for one of Indian River County’s earliest industries.

The documentary is narrated by County Historian Ruth Stanbridge and produced by the Historical Society using the talents of local videographer Nick Verola, Verola Studios.  Funding for all Historical Society videos was is made possible through an Indian River County tourist development grant. Completed videos in the Vero Beach Historical Series may be viewed from the home page of the Historical Society website http://www.irchistorical.org/  

Over a dozen other historical videos have been produced by the Historical Society and may be viewed on their website.

For over thirty 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. In addition to the railroad station property, the organization owns, operates and maintains the 1918 Hallstrom House on Old Dixie Highway. Both of these properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Among the many accomplishments of the Historical Society are saving Jungle Trail, a historic 7.5-mile greenway along the Indian River Lagoon; implementing the countywide historic marker program; and successfully securing registration of local historic properties on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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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