Historical Society of Palm Beach County

The Leading Source for Palm Beach County, Florida History

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is the world’s leading resource for Palm Beach County history, housing a permanent collection of millions of objects and images that span over 12,000 years of Palm Beach County and Florida history.

Join us as we educate and inspire visitors of all ages with the history in our own back yard.

Richard & Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum

Current Exhibits

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

Most Americans consider the ability to vote fundamental to the enjoyment of full citizenship. American women, however, were long denied that right. In 1920, American democracy dramatically expanded when the newly ratified 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited the states from denying the vote on the basis of sex. 

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Upcoming Events

From engaging lectures and exhibits, to exploring local history, join us  as we offer programing that makes history come alive!

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