The Thurlow Library and Archives

Thanks to the wonderful work of volunteer archivists and librarians, the research library and archives at the Elliott Museum can now assist researchers by special appointment, and most Wednesdays between the hours of 12 Noon and 3 pm. Available for research are special topic books, historical photographs, and archival documents that have been processed so far. Their work is ongoing.

The Library includes maritime, automobile, baseball, local history, and reference books related to the Museum’s collection. You can read or reference the books while visiting the Thurlow Library and Archives only (it is not a lending library). You can now search the catalogued books in the library through this link “Click Here” You can contact us about the library through email at

The Archive includes historical documents ranging from the late 1800s to the present. There is a significant collection of material relating to Frances Langford, Hugh Willoughby, the founding of Stuart, Florida, Sterling Elliott’s patents, and historical photographs. Many of the historical photographs have been digitized to insure their preservation and accessibility. You can contact us about the archives through email at

Thurlow Library and Archives volunteers