Welcome to the Boynton Beach Historical Society!


ORDER YOUR cover-dvd



President’s Message:

Welcome to the Boynton Beach Historical Society! The Society, established in 1968, continues to grow and evolve.  Some of our members are descendants of Florida pioneer families, while others just enjoy learning about history and our community. All are welcome and we look forward to meeting you and hearing your story.

Janet DeVries, President Boynton Beach Historical Society

Janet DeVries, President
Boynton Beach Historical Society

The clock continues to tick forward and the calendar indicates the month of September has arrived, once again meaning fall is close behind. What I like about fall is not only that the weather cools off a few degrees, but also that the Boynton Beach Historical Society once again gets together for our monthly meetings, history presentations and history strolls. If you are not attending our meetings, you are missing some wonderful history programs presented by esteemed Florida historians and noted legendary locals. For those of who are reading this from afar, please keep in touch by sending in your photographs, family stories and memories! You keep our history alive.

Our website is growing; we now have back issues of The Historian from 2002 to 2013 online. Our website address is www.boyntonhistory.org. In addition to The Historian, our website includes a photo-stream of vintage and historic photographs and interesting accounts of local research findings. Our Facebook page usually has a lively exchange of newer and long-time Boynton history fans reminiscing about our local lore and illustrious past. Everyone is welcome to view the site or join us. The Facebook page address is https://www.facebook.com/historicboyntonbeach.

One of the Historical Society’s new features is the Weekend History Stroll series. These “grown-up field trips” welcome members and friends of all ages. Guided tours to places of interest such as Downtown Boynton, Historic Lake Trail, Loxahatchee Battlefield Park and the High Ridge Scrub Natural Area are free-of-charge. For the 2014-2015 year, we are planning History Strolls of the Boynton Firehouse and Emergency Operations Center Tour, Seacrest Scrub Natural Area, Palm Beach Lake Trail, Boynton Memorial Park Cemetery, Downtown Boynton, the Society of Four Arts Garden, and the Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s Richard and Pat Johnson History Museum.

As the year progresses, I look forward to connecting with you. In the last few years, I have had the opportunity to visit, to reminisce and to interview a number of fascinating members of our Boynton community. Each person’s story adds to our collective history. It is through telling these stories and sharing primary documents such as photographs, scrapbooks, newspapers and other mementos of our history that we are able to chronicle our history for future generations.

The Boynton Beach Historical Society could not endure without the support and the participation of our members and the volunteer work of our Board of Directors, Trustees and committee members. I invite you to share your time and talent in furthering the mission of the Society. Please reach out to me or another board member to discuss ways you can help. In order to sustain the organization, we need additional members to take on leadership and committee roles.

Janet DeVries, 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

Boynton Beach Hotel

Boynton Beach Hotel

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!

Would you like to donate to the Society? Please use our convenient PayPal account –

Comments are closed.