Events 2017

Parking is available at both locations for a suggested donation of $1 with free shuttle service between the two venues.

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Events at Sams House (ongoing from 10 am to 4 pm):

  • Living History Demonstrations and Educational Exhibits including:Florida Historical Society, Florida Public Archaeology Network, Indian River Anthropological Society, Florida Bat Conservancy, Brevard Veterans Memorial Center, Field Manor, Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Linders Way Back Machines, Sea Rocket Chapter of Florida Native Plant Society, UF/IFAS Master Gardeners, Space Coast Chapter of Florida Master Naturalists, North and South Brevard Heritage Foundations, Brevard Museum of Science and Natural History, Aging Matters, Space Coast Spinsters, Cow Camp Cavalry, Confederate Sons Association, Order of the Confederate Rose, Daughters of the American Revolution, Seminole Reenactors, North Merritt Island Homeowners Association, Keep Brevard Beautiful

    Crafts Fair and Farmer’s Market including:AntDsynz, Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation, Maria Falvey Face Painting, Mrs. Mango and Co., Pappa’s Backyard Honey, Plates by Suzan, Sarah Younger local Author, Space and Trowel Club, Suzanne and Martha Cook Quilts, Teresa Camarata Coiled Baskets, Adamson’s Orchids, and more.

  • Historic House and Cabin Tours will focus on the foods of Pioneer families
  • Music by the Freight Liner Blue Grass Band and the Celery City String Band
  • Children’s Crafts and Games include: cow milking, rope tossing, corn husk doll fabrication, and much more
  • Several food vendors

Events at St. Luke’s (10 am to 4 pm):

Merritt Island in a short space of time went from an isolated rural community of orange groves to a community centered around launching man to the moon. Meet some of the people who helped create this new way of life. Go even further back in history with tours of historic chapel and cemetery.

10:30    Historic Cemetery Tour
11:00    “VAB: From Swamp to Icon” – John Tribe, retired Aerospace Engineer and NASA docent
11:30    “St. Luke’s Chapel: A Gem of Carpenter Gothic Architecture” – Jonathan Rich and Phil Eschbach
11:30  “Highlight from Space” – American Space Museum
12:00    Homemade soups ($5)
1:00    A Visit with the Sams Family (Sams Family Plot, cemetery)
2:00    “St. Luke’s Chapel:  A Gem of Carpenter Gothic Architecture” with Jonathan Rich and Phil Eschbach
2:00   “Highlight from Space” – American Space Museum
2:30    Historic Cemetery Tour

Fish Fry Dinner at 4:30 and 5:30 seatings (ticket sale starts Jan. 2 by calling 321-452-5260. $9 advance/$10 day of)