Welcome to the Boynton Beach Historical Society!

Upcoming Events


Monday, April 21, 2014History of Boynton Beach Film Premiere – Join us for thistory-bbhe official re-release of the 1976 History of Boynton Beach film, fully restored with a new introduction by Harvey Oyer III, and an interview with Tom Warnke on the making of the film. Click here for more details.



Saturday, April 26Palm Beach Lake Trail Tour – Join us on Saturday for a history tour and stroll along the picturesque Lake Trail in Palm Beach. Meet in front of the Flagler Museum. Narrated by historians Janet DeVries and Ginger Pedersen. Event begins at 4:00 PM (60 minutes).

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President’s Message:

Welcome to the Boynton Beach Historical Society! The Society, established in 1968, continues to grow and evolve. While we are not your “mother’s historical society,” we still hold fast to the idea of paying homage to the history of our town. Some of our members are descendants of Florida pioneer families, while others just enjoy learning about history and our community.

I look forward to working with the community, current members and new members during the coming year. I’d like to hear your ideas of how we can make history come alive for you. Are you interested in historic home tours, bicycle tours, or cemetery tours? Do you

Janet DeVries

Janet DeVries

want to hear more about the shipwrecks off Boynton’s coast? Would you like to attend a “Happy History Hour”and brainstorm about the future of the Boynton Beach Historical Society? Have you made any recent discoveries, or been bitten by the research bug? Let’s hear from you.
I’m here guiding the ship for the year. I’ve learned a great deal about Boynton history from our members, our community and research. The Society collects and preserves photographs, documents, maps and papers, but it’s the memories, the people, and the connections we establish that propel our Society to new heights!

-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!

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