TREASURE COAST HISTORY
Free events scheduled in Vero Beach and
Fort Pierce the first two weekends of January
Festival-goers stop by the Navy SEAL Museum exhibit during a past Treasure Coast History
Festival on Fort Pierce’s Second Street.
The Treasure Coast History Festival returns to downtown
Fort Pierce on Saturday, Jan. 11, with an all-day
event featuring historical re-enactors, ghost tours,
historical trolley rides, sessions on historical topics
and an old-Florida fish fry.
This is the fourth year of the festival, which highlights the
history of the Treasure Coast. Free and open to the public, the
festival is produced by Indian River Magazine Inc. in association
Matthew Riley, left, and Jim O’Dell were among the many
re-enactors from the Civil and the Second Seminole wars
who set up camp at the festival.
with Main Street Fort Pierce, Sunrise Ford and Sunrise
Volkswagen, the St. Lucie County Historical Society, A.E.
Backus Museum & Gallery and Sunrise Theatre.
“This is our way of celebrating the rich past of the Treasure
Coast,’’ says Gregory Enns, publisher of Indian River Magazine
and chairman of the History Festival. “We hope newcomers
will attend to learn more about the history of the region while
old-timers can reconnect with their friends.’’ >>
An onlooker waits patiently as Roy Summerlin fries up
a fresh batch of hush puppies to go with the mahi-mahi,
coleslaw and baked beans that make up his family’s
famous fish fry. Paranormal investigator Larry Lawson leads one of his popular walk-around ghost tours.