Miracle on Meadows Road: Boca Raton Regional Hospital at 50
January 12 through September 30, 2017
One of Boca Raton’s most important institutions - the Boca Raton Regional Hospital is celebrating
her 50th anniversary in 2017. Learn about the origins and growth of one of our premier health care
facilities through feature photomurals and memorabilia that celebrate the remarkable story of what
has been a true community effort from its inception.
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.
It 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.
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.