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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 Ethel Sterling Williams History Learning Center & Archives


The Ethel Sterling Williams History Learning Center & Archives is the place to go if you’re interested in conducting research about your favorite Delray topic, your home, your neighborhood, a business project, or if you’re interested in purchasing reproductions of vintage Delray Beach photos.

The Learning Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. If you are interested in exploring a specific topic, please email the archivist at archive@delraybeachhistory.org or call 561.274.9578 to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

Click here to learn more about our archive assets and their significance to Florida history.