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Educational Programs in the Schools, the Community and at the Museum

We at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County and the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum believe that history brought to life for children in a relevant, engaging manner can fling open doors of social and inter generational understanding; provide powerful intellectual inspiration and help children feel a sense of place and a sense of pride about their heritage.

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County exists to further an understanding and appreciation of Palm Beach County history and heritage by collecting and preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting cultural resources for the education and enrichment of present and future generations.

Our Museum, which took six years to complete, is within the restored 1916 county courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach and enables the Society to weave our community into the fabric of daily life. Preparation for the "Museum Experience" enhances the visit and is strongly suggested.  Popular classroom programs on Florida History and History and Civics are provided by the Society to students in the 4th and 7th grade. The Society also provides Educational Programs within the community and at the Museum.