On the 2nd Saturday of each month during the Program Season (September thru June), the South Brevard Historical Society typically meets at Melbourne’s Fee Ave Library to listen to a program about the history of Brevard County and Florida. At these meetings members and guests also have an opportunity to share ideas and information. These programs are recorded and can be found on SBHS’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8HAaqqBGAbz_GHMC3TZe-Q
Japanese Colony of Eau Gallie Video by Sandy Wilson (2011)
In the early 1900s, three families of Japanese immigrants settled along Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast railway in the town of Eau Gallie. Some were former residents of Yamato the first Japanese colony in Florida. They worked as farmers, and were successful developing the poor soil of Florida. From this humble beginning, subsequent generations included physicians, judges, college professors and World War II heros. This is their story.
This 8mm silent home movie footage of the historic Trade Winds Club in Indialantic, Florida was shot by Ray Penn in 1959. This was formerly the Trade Winds Hotel. The Trade Winds was built in the 1920s and demolished in the 1980s. The Trade Winds had its own water tower, which you can see in the video. The building was located off Shannon Drive and the location is commemorated today (2015) by Tradewinds Terrace, a residential street.