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.

Imagining Boca Raton
November 13, 2018 - March 24, 2019

 

  “Imagining Boca Raton,” will present paintings, posters and other
  illustrations of Boca Raton from the museum’s collections. This
  exhibition will be held in conjunction with “Imagining Florida, History
  and Myth in the Sunshine State” .

 

 

 

 

 Boca Raton During World War II
Through December 21, 2018

 

 The town of Boca Raton became an armed camp from 1942 until 1947
 with the establishment of the Boca Raton Army Air Field, the Army Air
 Corps’ only wartime airborne radar training facility. Learn about the
 base and war on the home front in this exhibition dedicated to one of
 Boca Raton’s most important eras.  

 

 
Mizner's Dream, The Built and The Unbuilt
January - November 9, 2018
In 1918, an amazing architect named Addison Mizner came to the resort town of Palm Beach. His Mediterranean Revival style architecture changed that town forever and made Mizner the best known architect of the Florida land boom. In 1925, Addison and his brother decided to get into the popular 20s era pastime: land development. The Mizner Development Corporation purchased property in the small town of Boca Raton to develop what was arguably the most famous of Florida’s boom era projects, “Boca Raton.” Mizner’s ambition was to create “the world’s most beautiful resort community.” Unfortunately, the boom was already ending. By 1927, the Mizner Development Corporation was bankrupt. But Mizner’s legacy lives on in the city’s layout, beautiful buildings, and a reputation Boca still enjoys today. 
“Mizner’s Dream, The Built and the Unbuilt” is an exhibition of 24 panels of photos and architectural drawings showing Mizner’s plans for Boca Raton, which were constructed, and those that never left paper.

 


Mizner Industries / Mizner's Style
Council Chambers Room
 Palm Beach society architect, Addison Mizner, created the “Palm
 Beach style” in the late 1910s. As his commissions grew, he quickly
 found that he was not able to purchase through local suppliers the tile
 and iron work he needed for his Spanish design. 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. Mizner Industries also imported antique
 furniture, decorative tiles, and other accessories to supplement the
 locally made products. Together these items helped furnish homes
 through South Florida built in the “Mediterranean Revival” style.

 

 

 

 

 

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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