ABOVE: The station on South Dixie Highway, designed by Chester G. Henninger, opened in 1930 and operated until 1968. The buyer plans to renovate the station and use it for cultural events. BELOW: A restored 1947 dining car. Photos provided by Peter L
By Emily J. Minor
HIGHLAND BEACH — Jack Lanthier, 87, a widower who retired to Highland Beach with the second love of his life and spent 23 happy years here exploring, volunteering and traveling, died June 21 from complications of Parkinson’s disease
By Rich Pollack
When most people glance at the Boca Raton Resort and Cl
The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum raised $30,000 at its sixth annual affair, which included a trolley tour of venues in downtown Boca Raton and a sampling of dinner-by-the-bite and specialty drinks at each. The evening began and ended at the
The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s festive fundraiser turned 5 this year and generated $22,000 — $6,000 more than in 2015. Guests enjoyed tours of local venues while sampling dinner-by-the-bite and specialty drinks at each stop — the Boca C
For a child living on beachfront,
intrigue of wartime was exciting
recalls a suspected spying incident took place in 1942. The Boca Raton Villas ar
at the center and th
Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum benefited from the fourth-annual event that was the toast of the town and a sellout. Guests enjoyed a trolley tour of the area while sampling dinner-by-the-bite and specialty drinks at various locations, be
Boca Raton Historical Society show explores the area’s love affair with the shore
By Lucy Lazarony
A new exhibition at the Boca Raton Historical Society explores the role of the beach in the history of Boca Raton.
The “Life’s A Beach!” exhibit, w
Members elected a new board, honored volunteers and heard a talk on the 25-year history of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center after President Joyce DeVita called the meeting to order and recapped the achievements and goals of the society during the past year.
More than 1,500 guests joined the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum for a weekend unlike any other. Bacchanalia kicked it off at the Boca Raton Airport, wowing guests from the moment they arrived on the red carpet. The vintner dinners took place
that used coral rocks for the foundation, chimney and face.
Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
By Steven J. Smith
The immediate prospects of the Luff House, a historic
Author Patsy West gave a slide-show and lecture presentation about the history of American swimwear, showing the audience of Boca Raton Historical Society supporters vintage bathing suits. The old, bulky, fabric-centric pieces then were contrasted w
By Steven J. Smith
BOCA RATON — You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who knew the city of Boca Raton and its history better than Peggy McCall.
Mrs. McCall served as volunteer archivist for the Boca Raton Historical Society for more than 25 y
The third annual Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum benefit turned out to be another extraordinary success that took guests on a tour of downtown’s eclectic establishments to sample dinner by the bite and sip specialty drinks. A total of $27,000
Co-Chairwomen Dawn Zook, Lisa Vander Ploeg, Diane Robertson and Lindy Harvey organized the successful dinner-by-the-bite tour of the city’s restaurants that started with champagne and appetizers and ended with dessert and dancing. A fundraiser for
By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley
You don’t need to reserve a seat or pack a suitcase to board the Boca Express. Just bring your love of history and your imagination.
At the Boca Express Train Museum, you start your 30-minute tour in the original station b
The owner of the historic Luff House wants the building either
moved or demolished. Courtesy of the Boca Raton Historical Society
The search for a new site for the circa-1920s Luff House is growing more desperate.
Mary Csar, executive director of
The society also will sell tiles from the Giles House, known as La Vieille Maison.
The planning committee for the Addison’s 85th birthday
poses in front of the historic structure at 2 East Camino Real,
Boca Raton. From left: Patrick Duffy, Addison executive chef;
Chasity Navarro, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce;
IBM announced its plans to open a plant in Boca Raton
in 1967. Courtesy of the Boca Raton Historical Society
By Mary Jane Fine
Earlier this summer, the Boca Raton Historical Society opened an exhibit showcasing IBM’s Boca Raton years.
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