Welcome to the Boynton Beach Historical Society!

President’s Message:

Dear Friends of the Boynton Beach Historical Society,
The Boynton Beach Historical Society is the common thread that binds Boynton Beach’s past, present and future. Founded in 1968, we seek to preserve Boynton’s history through a broad spectrum of programs and special events such as guided history strolls and partnering with city art celebrations. Our programs feature outstanding authors, scholars, dramatists, and others who make presentations and lead discussions.

We offer you a warm welcome and hope you will join us! Our meetings are held the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m., October – April, except for December. In May we have a wonderful Sunday evening covered dish awards dinner.

The Boynton Beach Historical Society produces a publication, The Historian, a newsletter featuring photographs and stories about our city’s history. This newsletter for members also features upcoming community events. Click here for past issues.

The Boynton Beach Historical Society was instrumental in adding the Boynton Beach Elementary School to the National Register of Historic Places. Funds were raised and the building was restored to house the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center. Since its opening, thousands of children and families have visited the museum.

I thank Janet DeVries for serving as our Past President and Ginger Pedersen as our Past 1st Vice President, Programs. Together they have helped to expand the Historical Society and its presence in our community. New members are always welcome to join us as we journey together, share ideas, and deepen our understanding of Florida. We welcome new members to the Society. Come and be a part of history!

M. Randall Gill, President, Boynton Beach Historical Society

Explore our history and website!

Boynton Beach has a rich and interesting history. Explore the top tabs on the website to

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discover hundreds of old photos, newsletters, our pioneers, and how to do your own historical research!

Join us for free presentations from leading Palm Beach County historians.

Contact us. We would love to hear your comments and your Boynton Beach story!

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