On behalf of the Board of Governors and the professional team of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County (HSPBC), I am pleased to present our 2023-2024 Season Guide. As you will see, this is a season full of experiences not to be missed.

Many events will relate to the first-ever Grand Exhibition of the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm BeachCounty History Museum, opening in November in an expanded exhibition space (SEE Exhibit, page 10). Endless Summer: Palm Beach Resort Wear, showcasing vintage fashion from the archives of the HSPBC and others, has generated welcome collaborations of many kinds.

As we contemplate beauty in fashion, we are thrilled to announce Estée Lauder and the legacy of the Lauder Family in Palm Beach as our 2023 Archival Evening Honoree (SEE Archival Evening, page 29).

As always, educational opportunities for all ages abound (SEE Calendar of Events, pages 6-9 and Education, page 45). In addition to in-person and virtual History Talks, a new lecture series titled “In Conversation With” will introduce you to notables from the fashion industry. The most up-to-date information on all our programs and events can always be found at pbchistory.org.

Art and Culture maintain our community’s sense of place as well as encourage personal growth and improved communication. The HSPBC is honored to provide a broad variety of opportunities for all to grow stronger in these ways.

If you are not already a member of the Historical Society, please consider joining at the level that fits you (SEE Membership, pages 56-57). Our members are the heart of our mission.

Thank you for your ongoing support in all its forms. We look forward to seeing you, so come make history with us!