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Preserve Your Heritage. Understanding our past creates a bridge to our future.

Our mission is to preserve the City’s archives and historic sites, to educate the community about Delray’s heritage and to encourage public interest in the historic past of Delray Beach.

Winnie Edwards
3 N.E. 1st Street
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-274-9578
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Parking LotStreet ParkingWheelchair Accessible

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Beat the heat! Now's your chance to see the DBHS's acclaimed history exhibits! FREE entry this SATURDAY! Three exhibits span prehistoric times - 1940's Delray! Our guides Maren & Marilyn and excited to show you around. I hear there's free lemonade too!

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Super cool news! This summer, as part of our "Art of Letter Writing" camp, we encouraged our campers to write to celebrities. Well, LOOK WHO WROTE BACK TO OUR ARCHIVIST! Tom Hanks happens to be a typewriter enthusiast. VISIT: http://californiatypewritermovie.com/ "SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER MR. HANKS!" #snailmailrevolution

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Talking conservation, sea level rise & preservation today in Cason Cottage with researcher Kimberly Schoemaker and Robert Barron, who has been working on preserving our coastline and sand dunes for many years.

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One of the deadliest hurricanes in US history struck Delray Beach and PB County 90 yrs ago this week. A Cat 4 with 150 mph winds, it left thousands dead and entire towns wiped out. (pics: Delray downtown, a home & Colony Hotel) READ MORE about this "FORGOTTEN HURRICANE..." https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelmarshalleurope/2018/09/17/one-of-the-deadliest-hurricanes-in-us-history-struck-90-years-ago-today-but-hardly-anyone-knows/#195903e92099

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Did somebody say FREE?!? On September 22nd, we are partnering with Smithsonian Magazine for #MuseumDay, and our exhibits will be open and FREE to all ticket holders! Download tickets for your whole family and come check us out! #exploredelray

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Cautionary tale of posing-while-babysitting! #boyswillbeboys This photo is one of several candid shots in the Repp Family album. The Repps were the original owners of the Alterep Hotel, predecessor to the Colony Hotel & Cabaña Club.

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FALL FEST is coming! Spooky Pumpkin Patch, Costume Contest, History Exhibits, Ghost Stories & Fortune Teller, Popcorn & Cider Bar, Family Portraits, Games & Crafts, OUTDOOR MOVIE: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" ... and our famous BIG BAKE SALE!

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Calling all Downtown, E. & W. Atlantic & Pineapple Grove MERCHANTS, GALLERIES & BUSINESSES... we can't wait to host your SUMMER SOCIAL & show you around! RSVP to: 561.243.1077.

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Delray Beach: The Good Old Days. (photo courtesy of John Miller family) HAPPY FRIDAY!

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Nostalgic Delray Beach. Share your beach memories and pics with us!

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Our 3 HISTORY EXHIBITS are OPEN this SUMMER! CALL us if your Home Owners Group, Summer Camp, Senior Center, Civic Organization, Neighborhood Group or just YOU would like to come for a tour. Prehistoric Delray - 1940's! $5 plus lemonade! 561.274.9578 for reservations. See you soon!

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Cason Cottage, our historic house museum, is getting a new roof. Thank you City of Delray Beach!

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