Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge

​Home of History


​by Sandra Henderson Thurlow
​and Deanna Wintercorn Thurlow

​This book is available at the following locations: Elliott Museum, Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge Museum, Stuart Heritage Museum, Barnes & Noble,

Thurlow & Thurlow, P.A.,  and for those who don't live locally - Amazon.com*.


*If you live within the Martin County area, please contact me directly for a special author's price option and special inscriptions.


Coming soon!

Historic Jensen and Eden

​on Florida's Indian River



​by Sandra Henderson Thurlow

​This book is available at the following locations: Stuart Heritage Museum, Elliott Museum, Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge Museum, Florida Oceanographic Society, Dolphin Bar Gift Shop, Quill & Press, Barnes & Noble, and Bloom Again,  Thurlow & Thurlow, P.A., and for those who don't live locally - Amazon.com*.


*If you live within the Martin County area, please contact me directly for a special author's price option and special inscriptions.


Sharing rare historical images with knowledge accumulated through the years.

​​Sewall's Point

​The History of a Peninsular Community on Florida's
Treasure Coast

​by Sandra Henderson Thurlow

​This book is available at the following locations: Stuart Heritage Museum, Elliott Museum, Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge Museum, Florida Oceanographic Society, Dolphin Bar Gift Shop, Quill & Press, Barnes & Noble, and Bloom Again, Thurlow & Thurlow, P.A. and for those who don't live locally - Amazon.com*.


*If you live within the Martin County area, please contact me directly for a special author's price option and special inscriptions.


Welcome

A Pictorial History of Palm City, Florida, with over 250 images, focuses on water, its gifts of beauty and sustenance as well as man’s attempts to manage it. The vintage photographs and well-researched historical account will be a treasure to longtime residents as well as newcomers.

A New Blog:

Stuart on The St. Lucie

A Pictorial History



​by Sandra Henderson Thurlow

​This book is available at the following locations: Stuart Heritage Museum, Elliott Museum, Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge Museum, Florida Oceanographic Society, Dolphin Bar Gift Shop, Quill & Press, Barnes & Noble, and Bloom Again, Thurlow & Thurlow, P.A., and for those who don't live locally - Amazon.com*.


*If you live within the Martin County area, please contact me directly for a special author's price option and special inscriptions.


Sewall''s  Point History  involves all of the St. Lucie River Region. Please click here and explore!

After my children grew up and left home in the late 1980s, I turned my attention to  collecting and sharing regional history and I’ve been at it ever since. My husband, Tom Thurlow  Jr. and his father before him, both lawyers specializing in real estate transactions, supplied a wealth of resource material: old maps, plats, documents, sales brochures, and abstracts of title. When I asked members of pioneer families to let me make copies of their old photographs, I returned them promptly and  gave them credit.   We purchased every old book that mentioned the Indian River and the St. Lucie and River Region, and collected antique postcards . We purchased the negative collection of early photographer Arthur Ruhnke and were given the negatives of another early photographer Earl Dyer Ricou. My books contain the best of what we collected. 

 

Also ​Coming soon!