A Brush Stroke In Time

On Exhibit now – Paintings by Curt Whiticar

Enjoy paintings by local pioneer Curt Whiticar in the Quarters at the House of Refuge. Whiticar’s water colors, depict events in early Martin County. They have been coupled with historical photographs and verbiage expanding on  local events and history.


2019 House of Refuge Lecture Series

Tuesday Jan 8th 10:00am                                               Wednesday Jan 9th 7:00pm

                   Deborah Delucco – “The Life and History of the DuBois House” 

The DuBois Pioneer House and property have a long and interesting history spanning hundreds if not thousands of years of occupation. Built in 1898, it sits on the south side of Jupiter Inlet. The site of a Jeaga village, Jonathan Dickinson first described the property in 1669 with the publication of his journal. The DuBois House an excellent example of how self-sufficient South Florida Pioneer families lived and  prospered.

 Tuesday Feb 12th   10:00 am                                        Wednesday Feb 13th 7:00 pm

                     John Therrien – “Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park-It’s not Just Another Pretty Beach”

Located on the north side of the Ft. Pierce Inlet this property was the birthplace and training grounds of the U. S. Navy Frogmen, today’s Navy Seals. Its shores were used by up to 140,000 personnel, stationed in the area, to train for the D-Day invasion of Europe. Spanning the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park includes eight unique biological eco systems, and it offers public access for sunbathers, divers, snorkelers, surfers, canoers, kayakers, boaters and fishermen.

Tuesday March 12th 10:00 am                                    Wednesday March 13th 7:00 pm

                     Eric Ault – “Florida Fish and Wildlife Fisheries Research”

Eric Ault is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Research Administrator from Tequesta. Erick will discuss how FWC monitors marine and freshwater resources, wildlife, and habitats, develops and implements techniques for restoring plant and animal species and their habitats, provides technical support for oil spills and human-related or natural disaster occur, monitors red tides and provides technical support for sated and local government and public health concerns, provides fish and wildlife research and technical results to the state and local governments.

Tuesday April 9th 10:00 am                                          Wednesday April 10th 7:00 pm

                  Irene Arpayoglou – “Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preservation & Spoil Islands”

Irene is the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves Manager. The DEP manages seven aquatic preserves, as well as the spoil islands in them. She is going to discuss the FDEP’s efforts at preservation and restoration along the Indian River Lagoon.

Ticket Information

Season Tickets: $50.00, for either all four morning or all four evening lectures-Tickets go on sale Saturday November 24th, 2017.Individual Tickets: $15.00- Space permitting, individual tickets will be offered beginning the week before the lecture.

House of Refuge Museum-301 S. E. MacArthur Blvd.-Stuart, Florida 34996-houseofrefugefl.org-Phone: 772-225-1875