Delray Beach Historical Society

3 NE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL 33444 - United States




The Delray Beach Historical Society shares and preserves the history of South Florida. We have three interactive exhibits and a house museum open to the public! We also maintain an extensive archive of more than 25,000 artifacts - and growing - as well as four historic buildings. Come visit our beautiful campus Thurs, Fri, and Sat 11:00-3:00.


Sunny Greetings: Delray Beach and the Golden Age of Tourism
At the turn of the century, Delray Beach was poised to grow pineapples like the rest of South Florida. But by the 1920s, the Florida Land Boom spread across the state like wildfire. The tourism economy was on its way, and the little Village by the Sea would never be the same.

The Last Frontier: Delray Beach 1865-1918
While the world had its eye on the American West, a scrappy handful of pioneers set out to build a life in South Florida. Our exhibit tells the story of the early years of Delray Beach, with special attention to how gender, race, and class shaped the town we call home.

La Florida: South Florida Encounters the World
This dynamic exhibit explores the early history of Palm Beach County, covering indigenous cultures, colonial encounters, the Civil War, and more.

Cason Cottage Historic House Museum
Explore our historic house museum to steep yourself in 1920s Delray and learn more about the early 20th century history of South Florida.


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