SUNNY NIGHT, CARIBBEAN MUSIC

The extra hour of sunlight was a perfect for the River Nights event on March 14 and the reggae music by Rainfall. We were there to answer the questions many of the visitors had about the historic houses now on their foundations. It will be slow but eventually these will be refurbished to provide a museum and other community uses. Stop by and see us at the next River Nights on April 11, last of the season


HISTORY DAY AT ST. LUCIE SCHOOLS

As we have in the past, the Port St. Lucie Historical Society volunteered to judge the at the St. Lucie Schools History Day. The number of entries at the Feb. 26 event at Indian River Community College were down from previous years. Nevertheless, it is always rewarding to see high school students excited about history.

LEARN AND SHARE AT OUR FIRST GATHERING OF THE YEAR

Get up-to-date on what's happening with the historic houses and our group. It's a great time to join or renew at our first gathering of the year Feb. 20, 2019. Reservations are absolutely necessary, so let us know who's coming by emailing pchristensen@summit21.biz. We'll be welcoming some of the new members who signed up at Botanica.  Click the attached invite for more information.

GREAT DAYS AT BOTANICA

What's better than a beautiful day in the outdoors ... two days. The PSL Historical Society was at the Botanica Plant Sale at the Botanical Gardens on the weekend of February 9 and 10. We answered questions about the historic houses being settled on their foundations in the Westmoreland Project and Riverwalk. And, we signed up 13 new memberships. Saturday was gorgeous on the shore of the pond. The wind came up Sunday but didn't deter our volunteers.

VISIT US AT BOTANICA

Come see us this weekend, Feb. 9 and 10, at the Port St. Lucie Botanica Plant Sale. Join and receive a free eco-cruise on the North Fork or a gift certificate for the Shell Bazaar. If you're a new member you can get one of our history books for $10. Come see the beginnings of the historic village.

CELEBRATING TREASURE COAST HISTORY


Our busy week was capped with the Treasure Coast History Fair in Fort Pierce on Jan. 12, where we participated for the second year in a row.  Our thanks to the sponsor, Indian River Magazine.

We met lots of nice people and were able to share lots of tales of the days before the city became the largest on the Treasure Coast -- in fact, when it was mostly undeveloped Florida scrub. But even then it had history.

Part of that reminiscing was with the operator of the next door booth, Indian River Hauntings (tour shown below), operated by Larry Lawson, who was a PSL Police detective in the 1980s.


BACK AT RIVER NIGHTS


We again had our booth at the City of Port St. Lucie River Nights on Jan.10 on the shores of the North Fork. The band was Solid Gold, a trio of which our board member Jack Kelly, right, is a member.

HOLIDAY GATHERING A FESTIVE EVENING

New friends and old helped us celebrate the end of another year of the Port St. Lucie Historical Society during its holiday gathering on December 12 at the Santa Lucia River Club in Ballantrae. An open bar, buffet table and lots of prizes added to the evening festivities. 

The room was decorated lavishly for the holiday and before it turned dark a wide view of the river was available. Lots of laughs and memories shared, plus some ideas for next year.


PSL HISTORICAL ON SITE AT RIVER NIGHTS

Members of the PSL Historical Society were back on the shores of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River on December 13 to enjoy the music of For Now and some Bahamian conch during the monthly River Nights. The site on Westmoreland, next to the Botanical Gardens, has some interesting history, which members are happy to share. The city holds these outdoor events monthly on the second Thursday during the fall and winter season. The Solid Gold Band, which includes society director Jack Kelly, will be at the Jan. 10 event.




JOIN US FOR HOLIDAY GATHERING

Put on your Holly Jolly and join us for our Port St. Lucie Historical Society 2018 Member Holiday Gathering on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Social begins at 5:30 PM, dinner at 6:15 PM. Come join us for some holiday cheer. Bring a guest or two. Buffet dinner and cash bar. Surprises, raffles and prizes.

$20 donation per person, Santa Lucia River Club, 3325 Ballantrae Blvd., Port St Lucie. You must RSVP by 12-9-17 to get into the gate. RSVP to pcchristensen@summit21.biz