Exhibits – SUMMER HOURS!

Explore fascinating prehistoric South Florida and continue through to Delray’s earliest pioneer stories of how our Village by the Sea was imagined and built.

La Florida

A fascinating journey from pre-history through to the Civil War. This exhibit explores indigenous civilizations that inhabited Florida as well as multi-cultural influences and occurrences that lead to the eventual migration of people to south Florida and Delray Beach from northern states in the 1800’s. Includes artifacts, textiles and historic images. Ethel Sterling Williams Cottage.

Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 3pm; Saturday by appointment. 561.274.9578. Members free. $5.

Delray Beach: The Last Frontier

An in-depth exploration of Delray’s settlement including the first pioneers’ experiences, land development, women’s influence, agriculture, Jim Crow, the environment, Henry Flagler, architecture. Includes artifacts, original documents and letters, historic images, multi-media. Ethel Sterling Williams Cottage.

Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 3pm; Saturday by appointment. 561.274.9578. Members free. $5.

“The Land of Sunshine & Dreams! Delray Beach: 1950’s-1960’s

NOW OPEN! An extraordinary look back at 1950’s & 1960’s in the nation, the state of Florida and Delray Beach. The exhibit will cover the Florida boom, tourism, agriculture, land development, war, civil rights, music, fashion, literature, the atomic age, leisure sports and so much more! Enjoy the display in two buildings with a movie screening room and media center where you can explore pertinent documentaries, speeches, concerts & more. Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 3pm; Saturday by appointment. 561.274.9578.Members free. $5.

“100 Years of Sam Ogren” Pop-up exhibit. A Photographic Retrospective of Delray’s Father of Architecture

Open for National Preservation Month. Location: Azure Development, 290 SE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 11am – 2pm. Free.

Educational Heritage Garden

Experience living history in our one-acre Heritage Garden

The creation of this garden began in 2017 and was born out of a concern for dwindling green space in Delray Beach as development was and still is on the rise. As aligned with our mission to preserve history, the Society offers you a place to experience peace, tranquility and most importantly an opportunity to learn about local history through nature.

Our garden features Florida native habitats with kiosks highlighting the plantings, benefits to the fauna and important messages about perpetuating Florida native gardens, endangerment issues and sustainability. Visitors to the garden will learn how native plants and Florida-friendly gardens can be a gateway to protecting our coastlines and our inland developed areas.

Self-guided tours are available 10am – 5pm, 7 days per week. Suggested donation, $5.

School & Group Tours

We welcome all ages to visit our exhibits and gardens. School tours are individually designed, catering to age, class size and curriculum interests. We offer a class, discussion, craft activity and refreshments.

Civic groups, HOA’s, clubs, neighborhood groups and businesses are encouraged to visit our campus! We offer uniquely designed experiences for your group with guided and self-guided tours.

    Free Research in the Archive

    We offer free, facilitated research with our Archivist. An appointment is required. Please call 561.274.9578 or contact us below: