Port St. Lucie Historical Society

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A home of its own would give the Port St. Lucie Historical Society the chance to grow, to display, to share as the city moves forward from its past. In 2014, the Society will continue working with the city to find such a home.

We can use your support. First,with your encourgagment to preserve the city's past. Financial support through membership and donations will help turn this into an educational historical archive for the public. As we grow and broaden our services, volunteers will be needed.

In 2011, a small group of Society volunteers partnered with the City in the huge week-long celebration of Port St. Lucie's 50th anniversary. The Society produced the book "Port St. Lucie at 50: A City for All People," numerous anniversary week events and the award-winning docu-drama "A City Within a Dream" with original music that also won awards. For a video presentation of 2011's events, click this link.

Gatherings are held for members to share memories, and the web site is updated regularly. We continue to evaluate the masses of materials we have received and enter historically significant items in our digital archives. We work with a software program used by most small museums in the country.

 

IN THE COMMUNITY: PSL HISTORICAL SOCIETY AT CASCADE MEN'S CLUB

On Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at 9 AM the Port St. Lucie Historical Society's Richard McAfoos and Dennis Grabhorn made a presentation to the Cascades Men's Club in St. Lucie West. More than 100 of the club's members gathered for their monthly meeting, where they feature guest speakers on topics of interest to their members.

On this occasion they wanted to learn about the PSLHS and its activities. We provided them with a narrative of who we are and what we do, we viewed the music video of City Within a Dream, our city's theme song, and viewed the promotional video of Port St. Lucie used by the City, Chamber of Commerce, EDC and others, and previewed the first three minutes of our City of Dreams docudrama. We concluded with a Q&A sessions which elicited a number of interesting comments.

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Would you like a presentation by the PSL Historical Society for your organization? Drop us a note at info@pslhistory.org.

Looking ahead

In progress ...
In the future ...
  • Meet the challenge of acquiring necessary funds to develop the Port St. Lucie Historical Museum, a permanent home for archives and displays the public can visit
  • Recruit and train volunteers to share history with the public through researching archives and creating displays
  • Form a Speakers Bureau knowledgeable about various segments of our past

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Click here for photos of Members Gathering,
May 28, 2014