Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum Promotes Annual Commemorative Holiday Ornaments
"We produce fewer than 150 holiday collectibles each year, so history and holiday fans should make their online purchase today by visiting www.BocaRatonOrnaments.com,"
In 1998, the talented Boca Raton artist Barbara Montgomery O'Connell created her first ornament—depicting old Town Hall—for BRHS. A 30-year resident of Boca Raton, the artist has donated her time and talent ever since to create the artwork on the annual ornament, always based on information and photographs from BRHS.
In 1980, the Community Redevelopment Agency was established to combat blight in the downtown area. CRA director Jamie Snyder called for the construction of an "Art Park" to replace the aging Boca Raton Mall on Federal Highway. In 1988, developer Tom Crocker answered the call with his "Mizner Park" project which would combine cultural facilities, residential, and office space with a variety of retail establishments in a Mediterranean Revival style complex. The completed Mizner Park opened to great fanfare in January 1991.
Available for Interview:
Mary Csar, Executive Director
Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum