“The Genius of Innovation and Creativity.”

This private, non-profit organization, Historical Society of Martin County, interprets and celebrates the genius of innovation, creativity and the historical events of Martin County and the surrounding region, all within an environment of learning and discovery.


Purchase your tickets to the Elliott Museum, House of Refuge Museum, or a Combo package!

HSMC is proud to have two Blue Star Museums!

And admission is always free to Veterans and Military personnel.

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

Elliott Museum
Regular Admission

House of Refuge Museum Regular Admission

Elliott Museum & House of Refuge Combo Admission


Historical Society of Martin County

The Historical Society of Martin County is the parent organization of the Elliott Museum and House of Refuge Museum. As the Elliott Museum wows guests with its renowned car and baseball collections, the House of Refuge showcases what life was like for the Keeper and his family in turn-of-the-century Florida. Both museums showcase a wide variety of exhibits, collections, and lectures, all designed to serve the interests of people who live in and visit Florida’s Treasure Coast.

The Historical Society of Martin County is the parent organization of the Elliott Museum and House of Refuge Museum.

An Update From The President

October 19, 2020

Good Day everyone,
The Martin County Nonprofit Community is here to stay, come what may.
We are proud to be counted among the members of the steadfastly valiant and creatively resourceful nonprofit community in Martin County. Odd as it may seem, some good has come from the relentless challenges of the year 2020. Our local nonprofits have locked arms and walked in stride to help each other navigate the uncertainties that surround us. Sacrifices have been made by all of these essential organizations to assure that they will be able to deliver an even better level of service to the community we love when the storm clouds clear. You can’t help but admire the courage and stamina that keeps these wonderful people going.
“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness." – Dalai Lama
We are all so very grateful for the ongoing words of encouragement and generous financial support we have received from our loyal friends. We recognize the significance of the fact that you have been there for us in good times and bad. The Martin County Commissioners voted unanimously to provide assistance to the nonprofit community through the CARES funding program last week, and their attention to our dilemma will be long remembered. We are thankful for each other. Our strengthened communications have created synergisms and scale economies to help us all further stretch our limited resources. We are marketing to support each other and sharing everything at our disposal as we are able — including knowledge and muscle.
“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change." – Bob Kerrey
I beg to ask a small favor of everyone who has read to this point in this communication. Please take the next minute or two to reach out to one, or more, of your favorite nonprofit people you know. Use whatever mode of communication suits you — from this century or the last. Offer a smile and a few words of encouragement. Your words hold great power when they are delivered with kindness. I suspect you’ll feel good after you do it! Be the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for your ongoing and patient support!

Be appreciated and appreciative,

Rob Steele

HSMC President & CEO


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