The Museum's Holiday Open House is Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 from 10 am to 3 pm. Special Tours of the main floor, the basement and the upstairs are available that day. ALSO - the newest book "Stuart" part of the Images of America series, with over 200 vintage Stuart photos, completed by Alice L. Luckhardt will be available and Alice will be on hand to sign books that day.

Starting Dec. 1st and to the day of the Open House, get your Raffle Tickets -$10 for 3 chances to win one of three great prizes.  The first prize is the complete 4-piece print set of the Florida Seminole Indians done by local artist, James Hutchinson in 1976.  The drawing is at 2:30 pm on Sat., Dec. 10th at the Museum.

Also get your annual Kiwanis Ornament for 2016. It is about the fascinating history of the Shark Industry in Port Salerno.

The Museum is in need of having accordion shutters placed at all the Museum's windows and doors to help protect the many priceless artifacts in case a hurricane comes across Stuart. The last 'near miss' of Hurricane Matthew was too close for comfort. Any donation for the shutters would be greatly appreciated. Send a check to: Shutters Donation, Stuart Heritage Museum, 161 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart, FL 34994 or bring a donation directly to the Museum. Many Thanks.

Plan on being at the special release date (Monday, Dec. 19th - from 10 am to 3 pm) of the newest book by Sandy Thurlow, titled Life Saving Stations along Florida's East Coast. Wonderful stories and many photos of the life of the keepers (and their family) of these houses of refuge, long before there were US Coast Guard stations.