At the Elliott Museum, you will constantly be intrigued with new programs and exhibits. However, the museum has a permanent collection that is always impressive every time you see it.
The Permanent Collection Includes:
Tribute to Genius & Generosity - Having made his mark on the Treasure Coast, this tribute to Sterling Elliott celebrates him as a problem solver, a risk taker, politician, publisher and social activist.
The Stuart Main Street Gallery - Amid a backdrop of historic Stuart, this exhibit takes visitors back in time to see the earliest pioneer motor vehicles that changed not only Martin County's, but the entire nations reliability upon the horse. Evolving through to the Model T Ford and trucks, which changed the way people lived their lives and ran their business dramatically.
Wheels of Change - Learn how development of commercial and personal transportation had an impact on people's lives and America's culture.
Let Your Mind Soar - The Elliot Museum is a "green" building that was designed to blend in with the landscape, matching the colors and textures of sand and local rock. Viewing the building on the northwest corner will captivate the mind with colorful beams. The Elliott Museum is a work of art from the inside out
Hugh Willoughby & his Hydro Aeroplane - Suspended above the Stuart Main Street Gallery, visitors can see a full scale replica of the Pelican hydro- Aeroplane that Willoughby designed in 1910.
Baseball - If baseball is your passion sport, the impressive collection of autographed baseball cards, baseballs, bats and other artifacts is sure to sweep you away.
Our Stories - This exhibit celebrates the life and times of Martin County from its' early days through progression and innovation.
Maritime History - Displayed throughout the museum are key pieces from the Maritime and Classic Boat Museum collection. In 2013, The Elliot Museum merged with the Maritime & Classic Boat Museum combining their collections.
Library and Archives - Rare books, newspaper clippings, maps, photographs and historic documents date back to the early 1900's into present day. The research library and archives of the Historical Society of Martin County contain more than 30,000 items.