On Hutchinson Island, the house of refuge is a must-visit location for anyone interested in local history in Martin County.
Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge: Home of History by Sandra Henderson Thurlow and Deanna Wintercorn Thurlow is a wonderful book, easy to read and filled with fascinating facts and photographs.
Learn about the history of the area, the life-saving stations, and where the name “Gilbert’s Bar” first originated.
Visit the website for the house of refuge by clicking here.
The best thing to do is visit the museum at Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge and show your support for everything they do to raise awareness of local history.
And ask for the book at your local library, today!