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SPADY MUSEUM: History, Food & Foliage Trolley Tour Adds Two New Stops in Delray Beach

Spady Museum’s ‘History, Food & Foliage’ trolley tour adds new stops – Colony Hotel and Sandoway House

Delray Beach, Fla. – October 12, 2012 -- The Spady Museum’s “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, one of the museum’s most popular programs, is now entering its seventh year of showcasing the best of Delray Beach to tourists and residents, and it’s time for an update.

The museum’s updated “History, Food & Foliage” Trolley Tour will include stops at some of the city’s popular eateries and beautiful nature-oriented attractions that are housed in historical buildings. The new additions will be the Colony Hotel, which will join the tour on Oct. 13, and the Sandoway House Nature Center, which will be part of the Nov. 14 tour.

A historical gem in downtown Delray Beach, the Colony Hotel features a1926 staff operated elevator and the original telephone switchboard.  The lobby has the original 1926 Ficks Reed wicker furniture and cushions covered with Designers Guild Osborne & Little fabric and is lit by the six original wood skylights. Trolley Tour riders will walk on the original lobby terrazzo floors and original red oak in the Music and Dining Rooms and the Cuban style 1926 tile floor on the front porch.  Exotic orchids and bright fabrics add to the authentic Florida charm throughout.  

In November, riders will disembark to talk with Center Director Danica Sanborn or staff person Val Fine to learn more about the Sandoway House, which is located in a historic 1936 beachfront home in Delray Beach. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and preserved as a unique nature center, home to native plants, live animals and a world class shell collection. The Center offers a glimpse into South Florida’s fragile marine and freshwater environments through educational exhibits and programs.
About the “History, Food & Foliage” Trolley Tour: Normally held on the second Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to noon, the tour takes riders through the city’s five historic districts. Riders will tour the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Old School Square and select historic and garden sites for a closer look at the fascinating history of Delray Beach. Due to its popularity, the tour has been extended to run all 12 months of the 2012-13 season. Upcoming Tour Dates are Saturday, December 8, 2012; Saturday, January 12, 2013; Wednesday, February 13, 2013; Saturday, March 9, 2013; Saturday, April 13, 2013 and Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Cost is $20 per person. To reserve a spot, visit www.spadymuseum.org or call 561-279-8883. “History, Food & Foliage” Trolley Tour sponsors include returning premier sponsor Florida Power & Light Company, Waste Management, Del-Raton One-Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, Cartridge World and Hand’s Stationers.

About Spady Cultural Heritage Museum:
The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is the only museum of its kind in Palm Beach County. Located at 170 NW Fifth Avenue in Delray Beach, it is dedicated to showcasing the African-, Haitian- and Caribbean-American cultural contributions to the artistic landscape of Florida and the U.S. The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is a proud sponsor of specific museum activities, including exhibits and lectures. The State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and The Auburn Group are also proud sponsors of selected museum programs. Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday; Saturday by appointment. Closed Sundays. Admission: $5; Members are free. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit www.spadymuseum.org.

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Gary Schweikhart
PR-BS, Inc.


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