South Florida Lifestyle

August 15, 2013

The Elliott Museum, Stuart Florida

The Elliott Museum, is 50+ years old and has many stories to share. Located in Martin County Florida this long-time institution, brings visitors on exciting journeys into the world of art, history and technology.

Currently there are eight exhibits at The Elliott Museum. Because we arrived late we only had time for Wheels of Change, Leonardo daVinci: Machines in Motion, Struggle for Power and the Baseball Gallery.

Hydro-Aeroplane

Wheels of Change is a very impressive chronological display of the automotive past and for those who didn’t pay attention in junior high and high school history class, a guided tour of this exhibit will do you a world of good. In the Wheels of Change exhibit, the vehicles range from one of United Parcel Service’s early delivery trucks to a pickup with a folding windshield and a removable top that allowed it to pass under citrus trees during harvest time in South Florida. Alongside the trucks are other vehicles that helped put communities in motion – sporty cars, luxury, family and utilitarian vehicles. The majority of the Wheels of Change exhibit is housed in and on a robotic, three-story stacking system allowing visitors to select one of the 55 vehicles at a time for closer viewing; visitors electronically select the vehicle they wish to view and watch as it moves from its storage slot onto a custom turntable. Most of the vehicles in the exhibit are viewed only through the guarded electronic stacking system, you cannot get up-close and personal.

1955 Ford Thunderbird

1955 Ford Thunderbird

1955 Ford Thunderbird

I enjoy baseball. I’m not a fanatic fan. I simply enjoy the fun of it all. I love going to Marlins Park, you can get great seats at great prices for almost any game in Miami; sitting mere feet away from the field adds to the overall excitement for me.

Marlins Park 2013 Cubs vs Marlins

So when I found out that The Elliott Museum has a Baseball Gallery, I had to see it. The exhibit has a very comprehensive signed collection of baseball-related items outside of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. It includes autographed baseball cards, baseballs, bats, player contracts, players’ checks, and autographed pictures. The Museum’s Baseball Gallery includes a collection of more than 600 baseball cards, and over 200 autographed baseballs.

Elliott Museum Baseball Gallery

I did not spend enough time at The Elliott Museum; I was not able to take it all in. I merely skimmed the surface; but it was just enough to whet my desire to go back and truly experience the exhibits in a much more in depth manner.

The Elliott Museum Baseball Gallery

Elliott Museum 825 Northeast Ocean Boulevard Stuart, Florida 34996 772-225-1961


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