Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season: The History of Delray Beach’s Tempests, 1903-1947

September 1, 2023 · Blog

By Kayleigh Howald Every Floridian – whether a seasoned veteran of the Sunshine State or a new arrival – has a hurricane story. Maybe it is the story […]

Fishing in Paradise: A History of Delray Beach’s Favorite Pastime

June 27, 2023 · Blog

By Kayleigh Howald Florida is known as the “Fishing Capital of the World.” The state’s diversity of fish and habitats, weather, and unique location help make it a […]

Historic Districts of Delray Beach

June 22, 2023 · Blog

In 1987, the City of Delray Beach, working with the Delray Beach Historical Society and a group of volunteer citizens, established four historic districts. These actions set Delray […]

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: The History of the Yamato Colony

May 31, 2023 · Blog

By Kayleigh Howald May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and to celebrate, we explored the rich history of Yamato, Florida. Yamato was a small […]


April 24, 2023 · Blog

The first public school established in Palm Beach County was constructed in the town of Linton in 1894 by African American settlers, who petitioned the Dade County Schools […]

The Delray Affair’s Deep Roots: The Agricultural Development of Delray Beach and the Gladioli Festival

April 13, 2023 · Blog

By Kayleigh Howald Agriculture remains one of Florida’s top industries alongside tourism, aviation, life sciences, and manufacturing. For newer residents of Delray Beach and coastal Palm Beach County, […]

Adventurous and Spirited Women Set Out to Change Delray, 1902-1924

March 8, 2023 · Blog

By Kayleigh Howald The Ladies Improvement Association In 19th century Florida’s undeveloped wilderness, women and men alike were dedicated to their families’ survival. Multiple first-person accounts describe women […]

Delray's Beloved Lake Ida: How It All Began

February 27, 2023 · Blog

The area known as “Lake Ida” was once twice as big as it is now and part of the Everglades – a natural region of tropical wetlands in […]

Orange Grove House of Refuge

February 1, 2023 · Blog

The US Lifesaving Services built 5 refuges in 1876 along Florida’s coast. The name refers to an ancient rock wall that was discovered surrounding an acre of wild […]

Walking Tour of Historic A1A

December 9, 2022 · Blog

Delray Beach, Florida Today, a century after the days of the Barefoot Mailman, walking on the sidewalk where the beach is on the east of Ocean Boulevard/A1A, starting […]