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Lineage and Historical Societies

National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Brevard Chapters


Sons of the American Revolution

Brevard Chapter


Historical Society

North Brevard
Historical Society


The National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Indian River Chapter
Mrs. Donald Buchanan (Jean)
3165 Saunders Pl.
Titusville, FL 32796-4849

Abigail Wright Chamberlin Chapter
Jeanne Roach (Mrs. S. E.)
1236 Yacht Club Blvd.
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937-4225

Cape Canaveral Chapter
Beveryl Rawson-Dibble (Mrs. John)
467 Bridgetown Ct.
Satellite Beach, FL 32937-5216

Philip Perry Chapter
Sheila Shaughness (Mrs. S. W. Williams)
3403 Caraway St.
Cocoa, FL 32926

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Rufus Fairbanks Chapter
Nancy B. Taylor
6270 North River Run Dr.
Sebastian, FL 32958-4784
321-732-4239 (fax)

Sons of the American Revolution
Brevard Chapter

P.O. Box 540842
Merritt Island, FL 32954-0842

The Florida Historical Society

1320 Highland Avenue
Eau Gallie-Melbourne, FL 32935

Brief History

The Florida Historical Society is Florida's only statewide historical society. It is also the oldest existing cultural organization in the state. Founded in 1856 in St. Augustine by a group of leading citizens, the Society is dedicated to the task of preserving the history of Florida through the collection, prese ¯and publication of pertinent historical documents. A secondary mission is the collection and display of artifacts relating to the peoples of Florida.


The Society publishes The Florida Historical Quarterly, a scholarly journal and Journeys for the Junior Historian, a magazine of Florida history and fiction. In addition, the Society publishes occasional monographs and pictorial histories.

Within its collection, the Society has over 350 rare maps, 6000 volumes of Floridiana, and an extension collection of primary documents that date from the 15th century to the present. Among the notable collections are the papers of Richard Keith Call, the territorial governor, Civil War governor John Milton, and Pleasant W. White, the Confederate commissary officer. The Society also has a large collection of primary manuscripts from the WPA Federal Writers Project.

The society's collections are open to all bona fide researchers. Some research services are provided by staff members. The Society does not conduct genealogical research, but does provide referral information when possible.

The Society's permanent library, which will open in 1997, will be at 435 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa, FL.


North Brevard Historical Society

Dixie Hotel, Julia Street on the River



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