The Historical Society of Martin County enriches the community through its wide variety of exhibits, collections, classes and lectures, all designed to serve the interests of the people who live in and visit the Treasure Coast. We operate museums at two locations on Hutchinson Island, the Elliott Museum and the historic House of Refuge.
There is something for everyone at the Elliott Museum and the House of Refuge. At the Elliott, there is a 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. At the historic House of Refuge, you can tour the only remaining House of Refuge along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Working with Martin County, the Museum helps preserve and provides public access to this important historic structure and its stories about the United States Life Saving Service, a bygone lifestyle along the sea, and the Treasure Coast’s role during World War II.