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North County Library hosts exhibits from Sebastian historical museum

SEBASTIAN — On display during October at the North Indian River County is a collection of historical materials from the Sebastian Area Historical Museum.

Prominent in the display is one of many numbered trunks used by the Sylvanus Kitching family when they moved from England to New Haven, in Brevard County, which is now Sebastian in Indian River County. There were five children with them when they arrived in America in 1884, and seven others were later born in Florida.

A picture of the family is on the wall along with an early view of Main Street in Sebastian and the FEC Railroad Station.

Early Girl Scout and Campfire Girls uniforms are displayed along with tools used by pioneer families.

On the floor are tools they used, including a bee smoker, mop wringer, charcoal heated flat iron, and other items.

Of special interest is a recently received gift to the Sebastian Area Historical Museum – a section cut out of the Twin Towers in New York that was carried by CW3 Ron Celli on many missions in the Far East.

The Sebastian Area Historical Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11a.m. – 2p.m. at 1235 Main St., in the Sebastian City Hall Complex.

There is no entrance fee.

Group tours of the Museum may be arranged by calling (772) 581-1380.

The North County Library is located at 1001 Sebastian Blvd. (CR 512).

Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Closed Sunday.

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