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Our Place in the Community

Part of our vision and values is to connect with the community and provide a historical backdrop to progress and change.

  • The Society was instrumental in the formation of a historic preservation ordinance that resulted in a seven-member Preservation Board to designate and preserve historic buildings in Delray Beach.
  • The Society researched and facilitated the critically important designation of Delray Beach’s five historic districts.
  • The Delray Beach Historical Society provided funding support and fostered the development of Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and The Preservation Trust.
  • Society members worked with the Old School Square Foundation to fund and plan the restoration of Old School Square. The site was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
  • The Society continues to partner with area cultural centers and organizations including the Delray Beach Public Library, Old School Square, Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, the Chamber of Commerce, The Arts Warehouse, Sandoway Discovery Center, Institute for Regional Conservation, Coastal Conservation Association, Florida Surfing History Museum and the Florida Coalition for Preservation.
  • The Society continues to lead in honoring our cultural heritage by managing the City archive collection and serving as a vibrant center for community life.