Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum Invites Public to Two Traveling Exhibitions Now on Display
"These colorful and informative traveling exhibitions are perfect for anyone interested in the history of Boca Raton, and the fascinating and fearless men and women behind its development and growth," says Csar.
Life's a Beach – Now through Sept. 7
Sugar Sand Park
Much of Boca Raton's identity lies in its beautiful beaches: from the row of condominiums lining the coast south of Boca Raton Inlet to the city's beachfront parks north of Palmetto Park Road. Life's a Beach explores the history of our coast—from the middens of the first pre-Columbian settlers to the glamour of the Cabana Club, from the fight against German U Boats to the fight against (and for) beachfront development. Sugar Sand Park is located at 300 S. Military Trail in Boca Raton, open daily 8 am to 10 pm.
Over Boca Raton – Now through Sept. 30
This stunning exhibition will feature "Then" and "Now" aerial shots of Boca Raton. "Then" aerial photos are from the collection of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum; the "Now" photos are provided by photographers Courtenay Gilbert and Peter Lorber. Lynn University is located at 3601 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton.
HERstory – October 1-30
Boca Raton Community Center
Boca Raton's first women pioneers were the wives and daughters of men who came to farm the rich soil of South Florida at the turn of the twentieth century. They battled numerous flying and crawling insects, constant heat and humidity, and the occasional tropical storm. Many were from northern middle class families, accustomed to such amenities as electricity, indoor plumbing, markets and department stores. The Boca Raton Community Center is located at 159 Crawford Blvd. in Boca Raton, open Monday through Friday 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4 pm, and closed Sunday.
1. Life's a Beach
2. Over Boca Raton
Available for Interview:
Mary Csar, Executive Director
Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum