Formerly an elementary school the building now home to the Sebastian Area Historical Museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places at 1235 Main Street in Sebastian. Sebastian originally a fishing village. Numerous photographs in each room depicted life in Sebastian, and the settlers who were influential in developing the town.
Our docent a life-long resident took us on a tour of the museum describing in detail each room. Different rooms portray different periods of early life in Sebastian throughout the museum. Maps of Florida, artifacts of the Ais Indians, and valuable objects found in the sea on display. Photographs of steamboats the mode of travel from the late 1820s until 1880 when trains became the means of travel. People arrived by train at the Sebastian Railroad Depot, and stayed at Hotel Sebastian.
Pelican Island a five-acre island that became the first National Wildlife Refuge in 1903 by Executive Order signed by President Theodore Roosevelt. Paul Kroegel became the first warden of Pelican Island.
Purchase books and DVDs on local history, prints and tote bags. I recommend the museum a lot of history in a small town. Free admission, donations accepted. Hours of operation on the website.