1905 – Florida requires automobile registration In 2015, the State Archives of Florida digitized the first two volumes of motor vehicle registrations recorded by the Florida Department of Sta…
This year, consider a gift that will last all year long and into the future, Your membership or gift will promote and preserve Boynton history for future generations. http://www.boyntonhistory.org/membership/ ... See more
Boynton Beach/Delray Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2017.
The Intermediate League held a candy pull at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Murray, with Miss Rose Murray as hostess, Thursday evening (The Miami News, 14 Sep 1923).
In case you missed this at the Boynton Library.
Library Hours: 7:30am-10pm. If you've spent any time on the 2nd floor of the Library this past month then you probably noticed all of the old fashioned photographs up on display. On Wednesday, Dec. 13th at 1pm, you'll have the opportunity to learn about these photos from the curators of this exhibit themselves, Professor Janet Naughton and Dr. Ginger Pederson. The presentation will take place in the 2nd floor Gallery. ... See more
Tonight we attended the premiere screening of On The Town in the Palm Beaches: Boynton Beach. The 30 minute program begins airing tomorrow on PBS affiliate WXEL 42 and WBPT 2 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
This is the episode where we show the host some of our favorite Boynton history spots and talk about the history of Boynton Beach. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/on-the-town-in-the-palm-beaches-boynton-beach-premiere-screening-event-tickets-40781568770?aff=es2 ... See more
ON THE TOWN IN THE PALM BEACHES IS HEADED TO BOYNTON BEACH AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT! JOIN US AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA PBS WXEL STUDIOS ON DECEMBER 6TH FROM 6-8PM FOR THE COMPLIMENTARY PREMIERE SCREENING EVENT OF THE BOYNTON BEACH EPISODE! FEATURING SOME OF THE AREA’S BEST WATERFRONT DINING, UNIQUE ... ... See more
24 Oct. 2012 Sun Sentinel story by Jan Engoren about Boynton's forgotten founder, Byrd "Birdie" Spilman Dewey.
Order of the Eastern Star - Boynton Beach Chapter plate. They should donate it to the Boynton Beach Historical Society or the Schoolhouse Museum. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112640686322 ... See more
Circa 1960. This is a rare one but for a tiny group of collectors. | eBay!
New documentary premieres Tuesday, December 26 at 9 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings) The first permanent European settlement in the United States was founded in 1565–two generations before the settlements in Jamestown and Plymouth–not by English Protestants, but by the Spanish and a melting pot of people they brought with them from Africa, Italy, Germany, Ireland and even converted Jews, who integrated almost immediately with the indigenous tribes. Secrets of Spanish Florida – A Secrets of the Dead Special uncovers one story of America’s past that never made it into textbooks. Follow some of America’s leading archaeologists, maritime scientists, and historians as they share the story of Florida’s earliest settlers. It’s a story that has taken more than 450 years to reveal. ... See more
Join a team of archaeologists, scientists and historians as they reveal the little-known history of America’s Spanish colonists who settled in Florida in 1565, long before Jamestown or Plymouth were founded. Narrated by actor Jimmy Smits. ( ... See more
Moments in Time (08 Apr. 2006, South Florida Sun Sentinel).
Nathan S. Boynton once again running for office in his native Michigan (Port Huron Daily Times, September 11, 1907).
Remember the nights of yore when a magical visit to Generoso Pope's National Enquirer Christmas display harkened the anticipation of the joyful holiday season?
The first tomato crop!! "The shipment of tomatoes from the Boynton truck farms...has begun. The price ranges from $6 to $8 a crate. They expect to ship 60,000 crates...the toms were saved from the February freeze by dirt being thrown over them" (The Ocala Evening Star, 06 April 1899). ... See more
Westward expansion! The contract for a rock road to be built west from Boynton to the lands of the Palm Beach Farms Company... (Fort Pierce News, 24 Jun 1910).
Boynton Elememtary School, 1973 - Brady Bunch era!
Do you believe in Boynton?
Pocahontas strikes again'
With all the talk about "Pocahantas" - Byrd Spilman Dewey can call her an ancestor! Henry Spelman, the first in the family to emigrate from England, married Pocahantas' sister!
Byrd Spilman Dewey, who platted the Town of Boynton settlement in 1898, naming it after Civil War Major Nathan Smith Boynton, who built a luxury winter hotel for his fellow Michiganders on the ocean beach. ... See more
Byrd Spilman Dewey in 1901 at age 45. Her bestselling book Bruno was published two years prior, and her and Fred had gone to Daytona to stay at Schmidt's Villa. We know she had blue eyes, which she noted in a letter. Our color is imagined, but is our best artistic impression of how she looked. A very beautiful woman! ... See more
Boynton Hotel 500 Ocean Avenue ca. 1955.
Boynton Beach's founding. http://www.boyntonhistory.org/history/boynton-beachs-founding/
Over the years since northern settlers started to arrive in the South Florida area, local residents told stories about who founded the town of Boynton. Some stories were romantic tales of a gallant…
The Boynton Beach Historical Society doesn't meet in December. Happy Holidays to all! We'll be back in January with a very special program: a reenactment of the life history of the 3rd Vice President of the United States - Aaron Burr, Jr - by Peter Wise. A fascinating, ambitious man, lawyer, politician and famous duelist. Don't miss this! Monday January 22, 2018 at the Boynton City Library. 6:30 Meet & greet; 7-8p Program. Free, open to the public. photo courtesy of P Wise ... See more
"Busy Boynton" (The Miami News, June 28, 1905). Great to see so many historic newspaper archives online these days. Great for research and sharing our local history.
Boynton inlet on Black Friday Vlog style video if you click on the link https://youtu.be/eo8u4P-BcvA
Does anyone know who the letter writer "Charles E. Scott" was? His wife was names Kate and they lives in Boynton in 1930. The letter mentions Orville Knuth, and the hotels opening early for "season." Mentions of Miami, Palm Beach, Boynton, Delray and Boca. https://oldfloridaletters.wordpress.com/1930s/december-11-1930-boynton-florida/ ... See more
1916 Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida.
Old Boca Raton footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuibKHQ1gdA
Old Boca Raton
In 1967, the Boynton Beach Historical Society had 70 members. Were you or someone in your family among the original members?
Florida "Fast Facts." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCyjydjlpe8
Read More http://pages.mapsofworld.com/travel/floridafast-facts/ What's Covered - Location and Geography, Counties and Regions, Major Cities, Story Behind th...
History of Worth Avenue in the Town of Palm Beach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCHYtxytptE
PalmBeachRecord.com has put together this interesting video story on the history of Worth Avenue. Worth Avenue is location in the Town of Palm Beach and is o...
Boynton Woman's Club hosts the Diamond Jubilee "Palmetto Bush Ballet" to the tune of "Walking in the Park One Day" (South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 15 Nov 1984).
Art Deco history in Palm Beach County: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xFRTXuEm7I&t=192s
Sharon Koskoff, President of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches outlines Palm Beach County's rich art deco history. Some notable Palm Beach County Art ...
Finishing up the new PBS film production “0n the Town: Boynton Beach” where we served as historic researchers and authors.
A day in Briny Breezes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p433x-_z-M
Just Another day in Briny Breezes Florida http://www.BrinyBreezesFlorida.info ! Briny Breezes Florida is the best little golf cart town in the world. Real Es...
Thanksgiving is every day. We are thankful to each of you who contribute to our history and all who played a part in our past. It’s not how many years that you or your family have been here, it’s how you spend those years and what legacy that you have left that casts an indelible imprint on the next generation. ... See more
By Bob Davidsson Guarding the intersection of Okeechobee Blvd. and Parker Avenue, shaded under a row of palms at the northwest corn...
If you blinked, you might have missed it toward the end of the most recent Wellington council meetin...
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