This library collects historic public records and manuscript materials documenting the County. Collections begin in the 1920's and include Sanborn maps of Ft. Pierce. Houses over a thousand books useful in genealogical research, including US census record books, Daughters of the American Revolution indexes, military service records, county histories and much more. The Library also offers the genealogical databases.
The collection contains items of historical significance to Indian River State College as well as copies of doctoral dissertations published by IRSC employees. Annual reports, programs for special events, accreditation reports, and brochures. Also include documentation relating to the history of the surrounding four county area.
Museum features silver and gold from a fleet of 11 Spanish ships that sank during a 1715 hurricane. That and other sunken treasure helped the area earn the reputation as Florida’s “Treasure Coast.” Also contains equipment from turn-of-the-century industries that help shape St. Lucie County, such as fishing, pineapple, cattle and citrus, as well as artifacts from the 1838 Seminole War. Housing over 20,000 artifacts and archives related to local heritage the Center also owns the Hill Family Photographic Collection consisting of over 1,200 photographs of the area's early history.
The Museum is currently run by the volunteers of the St. Lucie Historical Society.