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. 

Becoming West Palm Beach: Celebrating 125 Years

Becoming West Palm Beach: Celebrating 125 Years

“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.

Three Early Hotels on Lake Worth, Part 1

The Cocoanut Grove House on Lake Worth, ca. 1890. This was Palm Beach’s first hotel. Courtesy HSPBC.

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 […]

Gems of Our Past: Palm Beach County’s Oldest Structures

historic courthouse

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 […]