Exhibits

       Exhibit Viewing: Boca Raton History Gallery, Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Exhibit Admission: Adults $5 / Students* $3 / BRHS&M Members Free / Guided Tour: $8
*Students are defined by age 6 and up and registered in an educational institute.
For group tour reservations, please contact 561.395.6766 x307.

  Historic and Nostalgic Boca Raton: Paintings by Plein Air Palm Beach
  October 6 through December 20, 2017  

   
   
Historic and Nostalgic Boca Raton will present a selection of new paintings of Boca Raton
    landmarks and scenes created especially for this show by the artists of Plein Air Palm Beach.
Plein
    Air Palm Beach
is an organization dedicated to enhancing plein air education, exhibits, and events
    in our area.  Plein Air Palm Beach has collaborated with the Boca Raton Historical Society &
    Museum to capture historic landmarks and venues in our community through an artistic lens
.


  Collection Selections: IBM Boca Raton

  In 1967 IBM opened a large-scale manufacturing plant at Boca Raton
  to produce the System/360 Model 20 midsized computer. Previously,
  in December 1966, IBM purchased 550 acres west of what is now I-95,
  south of Yamato Road and east of Military Trail. The original site
  eventually grew from 620,000 square feet to 3.6 million square feet in
  more than 40 buildings - employing up to 12,000 people and providing
  a major impact on the local economy.
 
I
t was in Boca Raton that the IBM PC, ancestor of all PC computers, was assembled and introduced
to the world. Boca Raton became the center for IBM’s famous line of personal computers through
the mid-1990s, when PC operations were moved elsewhere. IBM downsized its Boca Raton office
but still maintains a presence here.
Today we honor this anniversary with a selection from our "PC" collection and other local IBM
memorabilia generously gathered for us by our local IBM retirees and supporters.

 

   Mizner Industries / Mizner Style
 
  Much of Boca Raton’s identity lies in its beautiful beaches: from the row of
  condominiums lining the coast south of Boca Raton Inlet to the city’s beachfront
  parks north of Palmetto Park Road. Life’s a Beach will explore the history of our
  coast - from the middens of the first pre-Columbian settlers to the glamour of the
  Cabana Club, from the fight against German U Boats to the fight against (and
  for) beachfront development. society architect, Addison Mizner, created the
  "Palm Beach style" in the late 1910s. In order, to meet his needs, he founded
  his own factory, Mizner Industries. Mizner Industries grew into one of the largest
  manufacturing companies in Palm Beach in the 1920s. This exhibit includes
                                     many items from Mizner Industries produced for the Cloister Inn (today's Boca
                                     Raton Resort & Club).   

The Mizner Apartment Collection

    The artifacts found in this exhibit once graced Addison Mizner's home on
    Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida. Many of the artifacts represent
    products of Mizner Industries, others are actual antiques or decorative
    pieces in the "Spanish style" collected by Mizner and his agents in Europe.

  
 
 
BOCA RATON HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM
71 North Federal Highway|Boca Raton, Florida 33432
P: 561.395.6766 F: 561.395.4049|Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
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