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Stuart Heritage Museum

Stuart Heritage Museum is a local history museum in Stuart, Florida. The museum is housed in a historic 2-story building that was built in 1901 by George W. Parks. During the early 1900s, the ground floor served as a much-loved grocery and general merchandise store. The second floor was Parks' living quarters.

Parks eventually sold the store, and it became Stuart Feed Supply until finally closing down in 1982. In 1988, the City of Stuart purchased the building on Flagler Avenue to protect the old building and use it to preserve the heritage, artifacts, and history of Stuart and nearby communities.

Today, the Stuart Heritage Museum houses countless relics and photos showing a glimpse into the life, agriculture, and community of Martin County during that historical period. You'll experience history coming alive as soon as you open the door and step onto the original creaky wooden floors.

You'll find the exhibits conveniently laid out in chronological order. They start with life-sized figures of Seminole Indian ladies (the original inhabitants of the area) in their colorful beaded dresses and hats. You'll then come across many antique everyday items such as old telephones, gas stoves, bathtubs, and refrigerators from the 1920s, as well as Victorian sitting chairs.

The Stuart Heritage Museum is open daily from 10 am to 3 pm, with free entry. Volunteers work there and are available to answer any questions and explain the exhibits and artifacts.

As well as being a museum, the building serves as an integral part of the community in Stuart. Every Wednesday, there is a free "Old-Timers Social." This community event welcomes the younger public to speak with the older generation in Martin County who grew up nearer these times.

Want to see more of the culture of Stuart? Stop by the Court House Cultural Center.

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