Back to all A Portrait of Leadership Virtual Panel Discussion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl7QWlc3-Hs March 31, 2021 | The Women’s Initiative of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County celebrates Women’s History Month each March. This year, a calendar full of events culminated with A Portrait of Leadership, a Virtual Panel Discussion with four local women who make history […]
Albert and Mary Majewski established a bakery in this two-story building on Clematis Street between 1896 and 1900. When Albert died in 1909, Mary had to care for their seven children and run the bakery.
Back to all Delray Beach: A Sterling Century This article was originally published in the Fall 2011 issue of Tustenegee. The author, Robert W. Ganger, is Member Emeritus of the Board of Governors of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County after serving since 2004. In 2016 he was honored with the Society’s Judge James […]
Daisy Emily Butler Lyman (1871-1964), West Palm Beach’s first teacher and the wife of one of Lantana’s founding sons, was
Mildred “Millie” Gildersleeve (c. 1860-1950) One of the first African Americans to live on Lake Worth and the first midwife in Palm Beach County.
Back to all Three Hotels on Lake Worth Part II This article from the 2010 fall issue of Tustenegee was written by Richard “Tony” Marconi, former HSPBC Director of Education. For proper context, please note the original publication year of all reprinted articles here. They receive only minimal editing. by Richard A. Marconi Part II […]
Back to all Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence Outdoor Exhibit – Open Through April “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” is an exhibit from the National Portrait Gallery, and will outline the more than 80-year movement for women to obtain the right to vote as part of the larger struggle for equality […]
School opened in early March 1886. On that first day of classes, the teacher, sixteen-year old Hattie Gale, greeted seven students ranging in age from six to seventeen.
As has occurred many times throughout history, the
efforts of a single individual become a galvanizing force that changes events.
This oral history of Jim Ponce is part of an ongoing oral history project of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.