in Florida that grew
citrus to have a label
tour so they can create
a state map of the tours
and use it to promote
Funding for two of
the signs came from
Council with a grant
to the Vero Heritage
Center. Two additional
signs were privately
funded by Indian
River Exchange Packers
“We’re all excited about this campaign because it depicts
the historical significance of citrus in this area,” Hamner said.
“It also helps promote small businesses along the way. The
labels are part of a bygone era when we shipped everything
in wooden crates. We stopped doing that in the late 1950s and
we now ship in corrugated cardboard boxes stamped with
our logos. I’m sure my fellow citrus farmers will sponsor additional
signs moving forward.”
“You wouldn’t believe the interesting conversations I have
with people who visit the museum,” said Stapleton. “Many
have memories of growing up here when citrus was king.
Others remember having citrus shipped to them up north.
There seems to be a personal story with every citrus memory.
I’m sure the labels replicated on signs around town will make
them smile every time they see one.”
Businesses can contact Stapleton at the Vero Heritage/Indian
River Citrus Museum at 770-2263 for more information
on sponsoring a sign on the Citrus Label Tour.
ANNIVERSARY INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION
March 12 - April 25, 2021
Celebrating our 60th Season, we invite 10 past winners of the
top awards from The Best of the Best fine art juried show and
our Through the Eye of the Camera photography juried show
to share a body of six works each in a wide variety of media.
With 60 works for our 60 years, it’s truly the best of both worlds.
Featuring works by: Laurie Aguera-Arcas, Patricia Corapi, Dawn
Currie, Ellen Fischer, Debby Marriott, Erika Masterson, Dawn
Miller, Susan Pantuso, Mike Ricciardi, and Frank Spino.
Win a Masterpiece of Florida Art
Annual Painting Raffle Drawing
Sunday, April 11, 2021
This stunning 24 x 36 oil painting by the renowned artist
James F. Hutchinson will be raffled off to one lucky art lover,
with all proceeds helping to support the Museum
and its work in the community.
Tickets are available for donations of $25 each, or $60 for three,
or $100 for six chances to win at www.BackusMuseum.org/raffle
James F. Hutchinson (b. 1932). Golden Savannas, 2017. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in. Courtesy of Hutchinson Galleries.
500 N. Indian River Drive | Historic Downtown Fort Pierce
772.465.0630 | www.BackusMuseum.org
Schedule | 60th Season
Rules for drawing are on display at the Museum. All dates subject to change. Please visit the Museum’s website for updates on schedule and events.
The back side of the each citrus label sign provides historical information.
VERO HERITAGE INC.