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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


Delray Beach by Nash

The Nostalgic Delray Art and History Exhibit features over 120 paintings of iconic and treasured locales in Delray Beach. Delray’s historic districts, secret gardens, cottages, homes, the downtown and oceanfront have all been captured beautifully on canvas by the Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach. The Exhibit is in two buildings at the Delray Beach Historical Society. Paintings are for sale.

November 21 through February 27, 2016

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: Delray Beach Historical Society Campus, 3 NE 1st Street, Delray Beach

Admission: $5

Please call 561.274.9578 for more information.

Click play below to see Plein Air Palm Beach artists in action as they painted some of the works on display and for sale now at the Delray Beach Historical Society.

 Calling all Aspiring Young Artists, 3rd-8th Grade!


We are holding a free CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP on Saturday, January 30th, from 1pm-4pm at the DBHS campus.  The PLEIN AIR (“in open air”) style painting will be explored with professional area painters plus a tour through Delray history! Supplies are included. Refreshments served. Please call to reserve. Space is limited. Contact: Michelle Donahue – 561.573.9269 or