October Proclaimed Palm Beach County Archive Month in Honor of Historical Society of Palm Beach County
Native Americans in Palm Beach County
The DuBois house on top of the Jeaga shell mound in DuBois Park, Jupiter. Courtesy Historical Society of Palm Beach County Florida’s unique history began long before it earned its Spanish-based name. By the end of the last ice age, or about 12,000 years ago, the first people were already living in the area we […]
If you are like many people, you may have a vague understanding of the holiday, but don’t understand its origins and why we celebrate it nationally today.
Back to all Evergladesdestiny By Christian Davenport This article is reprinted from the Spring 2012 issue of Tustenegee. For proper context, please note the original publication year of all reprinted articles here, which receive only minimal editing. I love the Glades! I love the land, the people, the pace of time, the food, and the […]
Palm Beach County’s Oldest Business Lainhart and Potter Building Materials
Since its inception in 1893,
Lainhart and Potter Building Materials
has become a staple in Florida
A Portrait of Leadership
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 […]
Mary Louise Majewski Brewer: An Oral 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.
Delray Beach: A Sterling Century
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: A Lantana Pioneer Story
Daisy Emily Butler Lyman (1871-1964), West Palm Beach’s first teacher and the wife of one of Lantana’s founding sons, was
Black Voices From Palm Beach County History
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.