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Using our secure payment system, for as little as $50 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 »

Delray Beach Historical Society Happenings!



“SURFING HISTORY PROJECT” Exhibit

shp-logo-1The Palm Beach County Surfing History Project, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to preserving, documenting and exhibiting a history of surfing in Florida, focusing primarily on Palm Beach County. Five local surfers who started surfing in the 1960’s stepped up and became the original Board of Trustees, with nine distinguished surfers now comprising the Board. Thousands of photographs and memorabilia have been donated to the project.

The Delray Beach Historical Society is proud to present a small glimpse of this larger exhibit featuring Delray Beach surfing stories, images and iconic, vintage, hand-made surfboards.

November 14th – December 27th (closed Christmas Day)
THURS, FRIDAY, SATURDAY
11am – 4pm
Entry: $5


christmas-casonCHRISTMAS AT CASON COTTAGE!

Go back in time and experience the holidays during the 1920’s in our beautifully decorated Cason Cottage. Docents will guide you on a tour of this beloved, historic home and share stories of the Cason family and life in Delray during a simpler time.

December 4th – December 27th (closed Christmas Day)
THURS, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

11am – 3pm and evenings 5pm – 8pm
Entry: $6


“TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS”
STORY HOUR & PAJAMA PARTY at CASON COTTAGE

For two nights only: Special guests will read aloud the classic Christmas story, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Special guided tour, children’s games and refreshments! This is a fundraiser for children’s programming at the Delray Beach Historical Society. Attire: PJs!

December 11th & December 18th
Space is limited, so book early!
6pm – 7pm
RSVP to 561.274.9578
$20 per person


SECOND ANNUAL WINTER HARVEST

Farm to Table 5-course food and wine pairing, celebrating Delray’s Agricultural Heritage.

Coming in February 2015. Check back for details!