SEASON OF THE ARTS
TRADITIONAL ELLIOTT EVENTS
Elliott Museum underwent a total reconstruction several
years ago, and although the structure is new, the museum’s
traditional signature events haven’t gone anywhere: Sterling
Elliott: A Tribute to Genius and Generosity; Maritime History;
Our Stories: Treasure Coast History; It’s Our Game: Baseball; and
Wheels of Change.
And if you can’t make it to the museum, the museum can
come to you when the Elliott’s speakers bureau hits the road
to share the museum’s knowledge with organizations and
clubs. Meet Sterling Elliott: The Most Famous Inventor of Whom
You Have Never Heard, as presented by the museum’s education
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Volunteers at the Elliott Museum have a passion for their
subject. Museum Baseball Gallery docent Frank Spera brings
the collection to life in his on-the-road talks and has written a
book on the subject.
A favorite attraction at the museum is the collections of
cars, wood boats, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. The
new design includes a turntable and elevator for the car exhibit.
Elliott would be proud! The website lists the vehicles on
display. They include an 1893 Duryea re-creation; a Stanley
Steamer Runabout and a Cadillac Roadster, both from 1903;
two Indian motorcycles; and many more. Some are stored in
a garage and can be seen by appointment only.
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IF YOU GO ...
A.E. Backus Museum of Art
Where: 500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.;
Sunday 12-4 p.m.; Closed Monday and Tuesday
For more information: Call 465-0630
or visit www.backusgallery.com
Vero Beach Museum of Art
Where: 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m.
For more information: Call 231-0707
or visit www.verobeachmuseum.org
Where: 825 NE Ocean Beach Blvd., Stuart
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information: Call 225-1961
or visit www.elliottmuseum.org
Hobe Sound photographer Chris Kalmbach entered this vibrant shot of the underside of a pier in the 2015-16 juried exhibition at the Elliott Museum.