Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
140 NE 1st Street,
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: 561-278-0424
Preserving, celebrating and sharing the history of our Village by the Sea
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From the archive... a snapshot from a past Delray Garden Club meeting.

1930's Delray Beach. Randall Davis fishing on Lake Ida.

Ethel Sterling Williams, of the pioneering Sterling family, was involved in her family farm business, delivered construction materials by mule, ran the Casa Del Rey Hotel & taught school at the site of what is now OSS. She espoused many social causes, including opposition to the KKK & equal opportunity for all citizens. Ethel co-founded the DBHS in 1964. #womenshistorymonth

Eleanor Hartman Hall, wife of Emmett Campbell Hall in front of the "Falcon House," now Death or Glory restaurant in 1925. Emmett was a writer and built the Delray Theater in 1923 complete with a dance floor on the roof and featuring the town's first air conditioning.

March 3rd marked the 174th Anniversary of Florida’s designation as the 27th state of the United States. Happy Birthday Florida!

Delray Beach Historical Society is with David Cook and 13 others.

Join this Saturday as we kick off WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH. The spirited & visionary women of Delray (pic 1913) helped shape our town. Visit our exhibits and be inspired! OPEN SATURDAY 11am-3pm.

Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

LECTURE VENUE CHANGE! Due to uncertain weather Wednesday Feb 27, our Ken Breslauer lecture, “Florida Roadside Attractions History” will be held across the street in the historic gymnasium at Old School Square. Entrance on 1st St. We are SOLD OUT... see you all tomorrow at 6:30PM. Info: 561.274.9578.

Archive find! Delray Beach 1965 south of Linton. Looking north, you’ll see that the Linton bridge has not been built yet.

Fun morning filming the history of the Arcade Taproom in downtown Delray for a PBS documentary!

Polaroid from the archives... "Stewart makes new friends." 1964, A1A.

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