August 26th Will Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Delray Beach Historical Society Charter Signing

The town of Delray Beach is invited to an Open House and Birthday Celebration on August 26th, 2014 in courtyard of the Delray Beach Historical Society. Pineapple cake and punch will be served to commemorate the Historical Society’s charter signing
 
 
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DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Aug. 6, 2014 - PRLog -- The town of Delray Beach is invited to an Open House and Birthday Celebration on August 26th, 2014 in the courtyard of the Delray Beach Historical Society. Pineapple cake and punch will be served to commemorate the Historical Society’s charter signing and founding on August 26th, 1964.

The event starts at 5:30 pm and the first 100 guests will receive a Gladiola flower as a memento. Gladiolus flower farms were big business in Delray Beach starting in 1939. Delray Beach was second in Florida Gladiolus production, shipping out more than 2 million dozen per year nationwide. Long before the Delray Affair came to dominate East Atlantic Avenue with its displays of arts and crafts, the Gladiola Festival had a successful eight-year wfavv run from 1947 through 1953 as Palm Beach County (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/)'s feature attraction.

The Gladiola flower remains an iconic and historic symbol of Delray Beach, along with the Pineapple.

Event Details:

What: Delray Beach Historical Society Open House and Birthday Celebration

When: August 26th, 2014 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: Delray Beach Historical Society Campus located at 3 NE 1st Street in Delray Beach

Sponsors: Two Fat Cookies Bakery, The Seagate Hotel, From Roehm With Love Florist

Additional attractions: All three historic buildings, including our museum, will be open for a tour. The first 100 guests will receive a commemorative Gladiola flower.

For more information or to join and support the Delray Beach Historical Society, please email info@delraybeachhistory.org or call 561-274-9578.
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