Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, Boca Raton

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The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum (also known as BRHS&M) is a non-profit organization and public museum dedicated to preserve and collect history and artifacts of Boca Raton, Florida, United States, for educational and advocacy purposes. The society is known for their goal of historic designation and restoring historical structures important to the history of Boca Raton. The society offers exhibits, lectures, lessons, history tours, and educational programs to achieve their goal. Many interactive educational programs and services of the society are provided to schools, teachers, and children to help educate Florida's history. Additionally, the community provides a library of collected and preserved artifacts, photographs, newspapers, diaries, reference books, and research papers documented for educational and research purposes. The historical society has been a contributor of researching local history of Florida and Boca Raton and offers scholars, educators, university graduates and interns access to their research collection and publications, such as the Spanish Papers. The Boca Raton Historical Museum is publicly open from Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm.
Located in the Boca Raton Old City Hall, the society and museum resides in the town hall built by architect William Alsmeyer (originally designed by Addison Mizner before his bankruptcy) and was founded in 1972 by the Junior Service League (Currently known as Junior League in Boca Raton.) The society also operates the Boca Express Train Museum and organizes the Florida East Coast Railway Station (currently named Count de Hoernle Pavilion) which was restored to offer public tours about its history. The historical society additionally runs an annual food and wine festival as the beneficiary in Boca Raton called the Boca Bacchanal.
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  • exactly what we were looking for nothing but interesting facts educational in every way not really something that will take your breath away  more »
  • Charming find, not far from Mizner. Displays, video, all about how Boca came to be. Lovely antique furniture.  more »
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  • The history of Boca Raton is all here. Housed in a gorgeous, Addison Mizner created building. The staff is wonderful. I am definitely going back. Nice little gift shop too.
  • This has been on my "Want to go" list for quite awhile. I finally got to visit. There is a movie to watch as you start the tour and then they have a guide highlighting the main historical artifacts. There is a cozy gift shop along with a few displays of other local attractions.

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