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Become a DBHS Member Today

Using our secure payment system, for as little as $60 a year, you can enjoy the many benefits of being a Delray Beach Historical Society member! JOIN NOW »
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Explore the ESW Archive Learning Center

The Ethel Sterling Williams History Learning Center is open to visitors for history research and to view exhibits. EXPLORE NOW »
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Past and Present

When it was founded in 1964, DBHS set out to collect and preserve the stories, artifacts, and memorabilia from the area’s founding families to provide an authentic record of how we got started and where we are going. READ MORE »


The Delray Beach Historical Society campus is located at the corner of North Swinton Avenue and NE 1st Street.

Our history exhibits are currently open THURSDAY, FRIDAY, 11am – 3pm and SATURDAY by reservation. If you have a large group or would like to the see exhibits at another time, please call for a reservation: 561.274.9578. We welcome schools, home owner associations, civic groups and senior centers.

Research in our archive is free for the community. Please call our archivist to make an appointment. The archive office is open Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 4pm.

Our campus consists of three historic buildings:

1928 Bungalow


1926 BUNGALOW, 3 NE 1st Street

The Bungalow serves as an exhibit space and as a meeting space for workshops and events. It also houses our Executive Director’s office.




“Yellow Building”


“YELLOW BUILDING,” 111 North Swinton Avenue

“The Yellow Building” is our Ethel Sterling Williams History Learning Center and Archive. This historic farmhouse houses our archives and library, as well as office space for our Program Director and Archivist. It also serves as an exhibit space.



Cason Cottage


CASON COTTAGE, 5 NE 1st Street

Historic Cason Cottage is utilized for workshops, small lectures, classes, Summer Camp and events. Please call 561.274.9578 for information.