Meetings

2021 Program Meetings

February  22, 2021– 7:00  p.m. – Lure of the Sun: Major Nathan Boynton and His Boynton Beach Hotel presented by Janet DeVries Naughton (Live on Zoom)

Major Nathan S. Boynton

 

 

 

 

 

March 22, 2021– 7:00  p.m. – Legends & Lore of Fort Lauderdale’s New River presented by Donn R. Colee Jr. (Live on Zoom)

Donn R. Colee, Jr.

Donn R. Colee, Jr.

Donn R. Colee Jr. is the author of Legends & Lore of Fort Lauderdale’s New River, published by Arcadia Publishing/The History Press in February 2021. He is a seventh-generation Floridian and a direct descendent of George Colee, who immigrated to the St. Augustine area from England in 1821. Donn grew up in Orlando but frequently visited relatives in the ancient city, where his curiosity was piqued by stories about a massacre of long-ago family members at Fort Lauderdale’s New River. While the “Colee Massacre” story was later debunked, it refused to die. His book began as an attempt to finally resolve the last vestiges of that myth, but the power of New River quickly propelled the book to become a history of the river, its fascinating people, and the transformation of its wilderness into a metropolis. Colee is a member of the Florida Historical Society, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, St. Augustine Historical Society and Historical Society of Palm Beach County. He is a former commissioner of the Florida Inland Navigation District, the state agency responsible for maintenance and improvements of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Fernandina Beach to Key Biscayne. It was built by a company that was cofounded in 1881 by his great-great-great-grandfather, who became its civil engineer.

April 26, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. – Offshore Boynton Beach: The Coquimbo and the Reef presented by Steven Anton (Live on Zoom)

Underwater Photo by Steve Anton

Florida native  Steven Anton grew up exploring the wonderful world around him, both above ground and under water. Steve served aboard submarines in the US Navy as a Torpedoman and Navy Diver, then he joined the Navy Reserve as a Second-Class Salvage Diver and Navy EOD Combat Diver. As a Hyperbaric Technologist and Wound Care Specialist, he spent 35 years sharing his expertise in those fields in the healthcare industry. A long-time member of the Boynton Beach Historical Society and its Board of Directors, Steve is an award-winning professional photographer and videographer. Besides his two beloved dogs, diving and photography are Steve’s passions and pleasures. We are fortunate to have several shipwrecks and a reef with beautiful fish, right offshore here in Boynton Beach. Many of us will never dive and see these things ourselves, but we are lucky to have Steve’s diving and videographer skills so we can glimpse these awesome sites and sights vicariously through his talents. Join us and share Steve’s photos – Offshore Boynton Beach

Annual Covered Dish Social   2021 (Cancelled)

Florida Highwayman Art Show and Sale 2021 (Postponed)

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 235 SW 6th Ave., Boynton Beach

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