This oral history of Jim Ponce is part of an ongoing oral history project of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.
One good thing about history is that it is not static.
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.
This poster exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final and most ambitious vision.
“A stretch of the whitest of white sand, two lines of steel rails, a few acres of pineapples, a couple of houses and ‘scrub’ on every side! This was West Palm Beach in September 1894.” -From The Lake Worth Historian, 1896.
Back to all Three Early Hotels on Lake Worth, Part 1 This article from the 2010 spring issue of Tustenegee is by Richard “Tony” Marconi, former Director of Education for the HSPBC. For context, please note the original publication year of republished articles; they receive only minimal editing. As it was over a hundred years […]
Would you believe that there are 19th century structures that have survived the onslaught of the massive development that has taken place in Palm Beach County in the 20th and 21st centuries? There are at least 16 buildings, most of which date between the 1880s-1890s, that have been preserved by preservation organizations, historical societies, local […]
Great change can come out of the simplest conversations.