Spears to Pioneers, 125 Years of the Palm Beaches Museum

Lorea Thomson
Posted by Lorea Thomson
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The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum located in the restored old 1916 Courthouse, 300 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach enriches the lives of residents and visitors by sharing local history, making it thought-provoking and telling. The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit organization.  The mission is to collect, preserve the rich history of the area, as well as share the cultural heritage of the Palm Beaches.

There are 4 galleries within the historical museum. The past comes alive in two permanent galleries and two rotating temporary exhibits that reflect the impact of the many cultures in Palm Beach County’s diverse past. One popular exhibit is entitled “Building Paradise: Addison Mizner's Legacy”.  Palm Beach has Mizner Mediterranean. The charismatic Addison Mizner was one of the most famous architects in America with the “who’s who elite” in the 1920’s.  Were you aware the Mizner at no time went to school to study architecture? So much to learn here at the Palm Beach County Historical Museum.

 From the earliest Native American inhabitants to the current dayroom, “from spears and pioneers to hurricanes and famous names explore it all here” at the Palm Beach County Historical Museum!  Group tours are available with reservations.



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