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Welcome to the Historical Society of Palm Beach County and Johnson History Museum News Room, an on line tool for the most up-to-date information about the History Museum, special events, programs and offerings.

Here you can find Press Releases and Press Kits, as well as download approved photography and logos. If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact Paula Martin at the Historical Society and Johnson History Museum's Public Relations office at (561) 832-4164 ext 103 during regular business hours (EST). Keep checking back. New things are happening all the time!

HSPBC News

04/09/12 - HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Historical Society of Palm Beach County is pleased to host the 2012 Annual Membership Meeting in the Public Assembly Plaza behind the 1916 Historic Court House in downtown West Palm Beach on Tuesday, April 17th at 5:30 PM.
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09/22/11 - Historical Society of Palm Beach County to particapte in Clematis by Night
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06/04/11 - ATTORNEY JOHN M. HOWE SWORN INTO OFFICE AS PRESIDENT OF THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
John M. Howe, Attorney of Counsel at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC (LLL&S) and Founding Attorney of the Law Offices of J.M. Howe was sworn in as the 2011-2012 President of the Palm Beach County Bar Association (PBCBA) on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Association's annual installation banquet held at The Breakers Hotel on Palm Beach.
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05/25/11 - HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY APPOINTS NEW MEMBERS TO ITS BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County has appointed Richard S. Johnson, Jr. and David Thomas to its 2011-2014 Board of Governors.
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05/24/11 - HAITIANS OF FLORIDA: THE HOPE AND THE FUTURE
The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum welcomed more than thirty members of the Planning Committee of the Palm Beach County Haitian Heritage Month Celebrations, the Historical Society Board of Governors, students of Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice and special guests to preview “Haitians of South Florida: The Hope and the Future.”
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05/02/11 - HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County announced today that it had appointed Jeremy Wayne Johnson to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective May 2, 2011.
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03/05/11 - WET WEATHER DRIVES ANTIQUE SALES AT THE 16TH ANNUAL EVENING ON ANTIQUE ROW
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (March 5, 2011) – In spite of the wet weather, Antique Row dealers reported an increase in sales due to the record number of patrons waiting out the intermittent rain at the Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s signature outdoor event: the 16th Evening on Antique Row.
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01/23/11 - MARITIME HERITAGE DAY PRESENTED BY THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County hosted its second in a series of family programming events with Maritime Heritage Day.
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12/08/10 - HISTORICAL SOCIETY HONORS 4 FINE GENTLEMEN OF PALM BEACH
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County honored Colonel Edward Riley Bradley, Walter S. Gubelmann, Charles A. Munn, and Eugene J. Ribakoff at the Society's 9th Annual Archival Evening at Club Colette, Palm Beach.
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11/20/10 - FEATHER WARS: SURVIVING FASHION 1870 - 1920
"Feather Wars: Surviving Fashion 1870 - 1920" examines the extraordinary period of South Florida history in which a worldwide trend in women's hats created a rush to riches for ordinary people, and near devastation for a population of splendid birds who inhabited the tropical wilderness.
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10/29/10 - PALM BEACH SCHOOLS STUDENTS TO RECEIVE 14,000 BOOKS FOR A "READ TOGETHER" PROGRAM
With the financial support of the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, the Historical Society of Palm Beach County will distribute 14,000 copies of The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Egret to the Palm Beach County School District for use in fourth-grade classrooms, as part of a countywide "Read Together" program for children and families.
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10/06/10 - YOUNG FRIENDS OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY CELEBRATE SEASON KICK-OFF
The oh-so-chic Eau Spa at the 5 star, five diamond Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach provided the backdrop for the Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County to celebrate the start of the 2010 - 2011 social season.
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04/20/10 - HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY PRESENTS HONORS DURING ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County presented its two highest honors, the Judge James R. Knott Historical Contribution Award and the Fannie James Pioneering Award, during its annual meeting at the Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach.
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04/20/10 - HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY APPOINTS NEW MEMBERS TO ITS BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County has appointed Melanie Hill, Annette Stubbs and Scott Velozo to its 2010-2013 Board of Governors. They join current board members Kathy Bleznak, Wayne Boynton, Beau Breckenridge, Perry E. Brown, Joseph D. Farish, Jr., Mariano Garcia, John M. Howe, Pat Johnson, Patricia Lester, Sydelle Meyer, Frank Newman III, Carey O'Donnell, Cater Randolph, Frances Scaife and James "Buddy" Thompson.
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03/23/10 - LANTANA CADET SQUADRON VISITS JOHNSON HISTORY MUSEUM
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County welcomed the Lantana Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, to a private viewing of "War in Florida Waters 1942 - 1943: Eyes of the Home Skies," the recently opened exhibit at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum.
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03/06/10 - CLEAR SKIES AND BRISK AIR ENHANCE ATTENDANCE AT THE 15TH ANNUAL EVENING ON ANTIQUE ROW
While the temperature dipped into the mid 40's Saturday evening, a record number of friends and fans of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County's Evening on Antique Row donned sweaters and jackets and flocked to South Dixie Highway for the 15th Young Friends' signature outdoor event.
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02/27/10 - 3rd PREVIEW EVENING OF THE PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW BENEFITS THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
Torrential winds and rain made it all the more cozy inside the Palm Beach County Convention Center as more than 350 philanthropists and antique enthusiasts attended the 3rd Preview Evening of the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show benefiting the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.
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02/23/10 - "WAR IN FLORIDA WATERS 1942 -1943: EYES OF THE HOME SKIES" EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE RICHARD AND PAT JOHNSON PALM BEACH COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM
"War in Florida Waters 1942-193, Eyes of the Home Skies" commemorates the history of Civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrol 3: Puddle Jumpers of Lantana. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) worked to fill the wartime void by providing small civilian airplanes for anti-submarine patrols along the coast until the military could take over the mission.
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02/06/10 - AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE ON RYBOVICH BOATYARD’S 90 YEAR HISTORY
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County presents An Insider's Perspective on Rybovich Boatyard's 90 Year History, a lecture by Pat Rybovich.
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01/27/10 - HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY HONORS CHAIRMEN, CHAIRWOMEN, SPONSORS & PATRONS OF PRIVATE PREVIEW EVENING
Earnie Bourne opened his Palm Beach, Everglades Island home January 27th for an evening reception in support of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County and the upcoming Private Preview Evening of the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show.
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01/25/10 - THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY ANNOUNCES BOOK DONATION AS PART OF BOY SCOUTS’ CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County, distributor of “The Adventures of Charlie Pierce, the American Jungle,” by past Board Chairman and Author Harvey Oyer, announces the donation of 3,000 of the children’s books to members of the Gulfstream Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
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01/04/10 - DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH HISTORY STROLLS TO BEGIN AT HISTORIC COURTHOUSE
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County will host Downtown West Palm Beach History Strolls led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez of REG Architects.
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12/03/09 - HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY APPOINTS NEW MEMBERS TO ITS BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County has appointed Mariano Garcia, Dennis Grady, John Howe, Frank Newman III, Carey O'Donnell and Cater Randolph, to its Board of Governors. They join current board members Kathy Bleznak, Wayne Boynton, Beau Breckenridge, Perry E. Brown, Rosalind Clarke, Joseph D. Farish, Jr., Pat Johnson, Peter I.C. Knowles, II, Patricia Lester, Sydelle Meyer, Frances Scaife, James "Buddy" Thompson and Karl H. Watson. The 2009-2010 board officers are Mark B. Elhilow chairman; Robert W. Ganger, first vice chairman; Robert J. Green, M.D., second vice chairman; J. Grier Pressley, III, third vice chairman; Thomas Kirchhoff, secretary; Jonathan R. Satter, treasurer; Mark Stevens, executive committee at large; and Harvey E. Oyer, past chairman.
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10/12/09 - TRAVELING EDUCATIONAL TRUNKS PROGRAM EXPANDED TO GLADES AREA SCHOOLS
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County has announced the expansion of its Traveling Educational Trunk Program to seven Glades Area Elementary Schools. The program will increase the reach of the program to more than 350 additional students in the Palm Beach County School District.
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09/21/09 - HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Historical Society of Palm Beach County has named John McDonagh, a nationally prominent executive in the field of cultural heritage, to be its new President and Chief Executive Officer.
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06/17/09 - PHOTOGRAPHS NEEDED FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT
Continuing its celebration of the beginning of Palm Beach County, the Historical Society of Palm Beach County will debut "Snapshot 1909: Birth of a County."
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05/29/09 - "HURRICANES AND CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT CAN FLORIDA'S HURRICANE HISTORY TELL US?"
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County presents a lecture by Christopher Landsea, Ph.D., Science and Operations Officer, NOAA National Hurricane Center
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05/27/09 - HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY PARTNERS WITH PALM BEACH COUNTY'S DIGITAL PUBLIC SQUARE
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has launched the Digital Public Square, an internet site designed to boost civic involvement in Palm Beach County.
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04/27/09 - HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY PRESENTS HONORS DURING ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County presented its two highest honors, the Judge James R. Knott Historical Contribution Award and the Fannie James Pioneering Award, during its annual meeting at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, one of America’s legendary resort destinations.
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04/27/09 - HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES ART CONTEST WINNERS
The Historical Society of Palm Beach has recognized nine student winners of the Florida History Through Art Contest at the Society’s annual members meeting.
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