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A regional history museum.
The St Lucie County Regional Museum occupies a prime position in Museum Point Park. This museum ovelooks thge gorgeous Indian River and offers a timeline of the people of this area.
The earliest known settlers in this area were the Native Americans known as the AIS. Later, we saw the coming of the rather more well know Seminole Indian.
This museum is set up in my favourite way; not just display cases but re created settings that bring history alive.
When you walk down Main Street, you can visit a doctors surgery or look round Cobb' s general store.
The Cobb store was a real life store that was owned by a native New Yorker called Peter Cobb who plyed his trade for no fewer than 30 years. He was a philathropist and local politicial who slowly had the dock built out til it measued 1200 feet.
When you visit the shop, take special notice of the old cash register; I love old cash registers
and this one is splendidly antiquarian.
There was an early attemt at pineapple growing that was doomed to failure and they tell you all you need to know about this era and of course, the Native American artefacts are well represented.
They are currently excited about 3 newcomers to the museum that are proving to be a big attraction.
The large gallery plays host to an aptly named Hello Dolly exhibition. This is the collection of Carol Dunn. She was a school girl in the thirties who took pen pals to a new level by exchanging not onle letters, but also dolls from her contacts all over the world.
Local people have also donated their dolls to this collection.
Carrying on with the doll theme, there are Girl Scout Dolls shown in a scout exhibition. Other scouting memorabilia are also displayed.
Finally, we are referencing back to their Native American displays with a selection of Indian artefacts that are the collection of John Dunne. There is jewellery made from sharks teeth and even necklaces made from fish vertabrae. Also shell items and plummets.
Plummets are ground and polished items that were made from hematite, shell, stone and so on.
This museum is open from 10 a. m. to 4. p. m. from tuesday to saturday and 12 noon t0 4 p. m. on sunday.
414 Seaway Drive
tel 772462 1795
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