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THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MARTIN COUNTY

“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.

OUR MUSEUMS

The Elliott Museum

Enriches the community through its wide variety of exhibits, collections, and lectures, all designed to serve the interests of the people who live in and visit the Treasure Coast.

You will enjoy our significant collection of classic cars, trucks, bicycles, and boats; baseball memorabilia; local history; Americana; a variety of art; a tribute to actress Frances Langford; and even a Foucault Pendulum.

 

The House Of Refuge

Step back in time to the turn of the century with a visit to the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar. Built as one of ten along the east coast of Florida, it is the oldest structure in Martin County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974 and is the only remaining House of Refuge.

 

 

Showcasing A Wide Variety Of Exhibits

 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.

OUR PRESIDENT

Robert Steele

President & CEO

  • Historical Society of Martin County
  • Elliott Museum
  • Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge Museum

Bringing fresh and new ideas to the society!

825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart FL 34996
P: 772-225-1961 Ext. 109
E: rsteele@hsmc-fl.com

Director of Development

Linda Prange

Director of Development

  • Historical Society of Martin County
  • Elliott Museum
  • Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge Museum

Bringing it to the NEXT LEVEL!

825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart FL 34996
P: 772-225-1961 Ext. 110
E: lprange@hsmc-fl.com

OUR Elliot Museum STAFF

Debra Banta

Director of Engagement

(772) 225-1961 Ext. 124

Debra’s EMAIL

MJ Parker

Visitors Services

(772) 225-1961 Ext. 100

MJ’s EMAIL

Jim Ferrare

Car Curator

(772) 225-1961 Ext. 111

Jim’s EMAIL

Vikki Tobiasz

Director of Finance

(772) 225-1961 Ext. 106

Vikki’s EMAIL

Linda Geary

HSMC Curator

(772) 225-1961 Ext. 103

Linda’s EMAIL

Ales Day

Director of Visitor Services / Volunteer

(772) 225-1961 Ext. 102

Ales’s EMAIL

Jim Butterworth

Director of Facilities, Operations, & Security

(772) 225-1961 Ext. 101

Jim’s EMAIL

OUR House of Refuge STAFF

Michael Phillips

Keeper of the House

(772) 225-1875

Michael’s EMAIL

Debra Groves

Assistant Keeper of the House

(772) 225-1875

Debra’s EMAIL

BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF

Board of Directors

Officers

Rick Zurich
Board Chair

Rachelle (Rocky) Grady
Secretary

Sheila Schneider
Treasurer

Directors

C. Michael Cornely

Debra Duvall

Fernando Giachino

David Marley

Allan Mostoff

Joseph Vicini

Aaron Wojcieszak

CONTACT US

(772) 225-1961

Rob Steele – Ext. 109
President & CEO
rsteele@hsmc‐fl.org

Linda Prange – Ext. 110
Director of Development
lprange@hsmf‐fl.org

Debra Banta – Ext. 124
Director of Engagement
dbanta@hsmc‐fl.org

Vikki Tobiasz – Ext. 106
Director of Finance
vtobiasz@hsmc‐fl.org

Ales Day – Ext. 102
Director of Visitor Services / Volunteer Coordinator
aday@hsmc‐fl.org

MJ Parker – Ext. 100
Visitors Services
mparker@hsmc‐fl.org

Linda Geary – Ext. 103
Collections Department – Curator
lgeary@hsmc‐fl.org

Jim Ferrare – Ext 111
Car Curator
jferarre@hsmc‐fl.org

Jim Butterworth – Ext. 101
Director of Facilities, Operations & Security
jbutterworth@hsmc‐fl.org

CONTACT US

(772) 225-1875

Michael Phillips – Ext. 200
Keeper of the House
mphillips@hsmc‐fl.org

Debra Groves – Ext. 200
Assistant Keeper of the House
dgroves@hsmc‐fl.org