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5:30 pm: Reception: Becoming West Palm Beach: Celebrating 125 Years
November 5, 2019
“A stretch of the whitest of white sand, two lines of steel rails, a few acres of pineapples, a couple of houses and ‘scrub’ on every side! This was West Palm Beach in September 1894.” -From The Lake Worth Historian, 1896.
The City of West Palm Beach was incorporated in 1894. As a promising metropolitan city, West Palm Beach grew from a small ‘scrub’ town into an alluring city for tourism and residents. To celebrate the 125th anniversary, the Historical Society of Palm Beach County has developed an exhibit in their temporary gallery to highlight many of the triumphs and trials that have made West Palm Beach what it is and continues to become.
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Using primary and secondary sources, the exhibit looks at the growth of West Palm Beach as neighborhoods began to develop. West Palm Beach expanded because of the diverse history of the people, businesses, and amusements. This exhibit describes how West Palm Beach grew into a metropolis where people live, work, and play in paradise.
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7:00 pm: Lecture
November 13, 2019 –
Distinguished Lecture Series
Dr. Taylor Hagood, Professor of American Literature and Director of the Study of the Americas Initiative, Florida Atlantic University
“Zora Neale Hurston: Writer of Palm Beach County and Florida”
Recognized as one of the greatest novelists in American literary history, particularly on the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston has entranced countless readers with daring, beautiful prose that explores the intricacies of voice in narrative. Hurston grew up in the all-African American town of Eatonville, Florida, and spent many years in Palm Beach County. Having studied under the great anthropologist, Franz Boas, at Barnard College, Hurston researched and wrote about timber camps in north Florida, voodoo culture in Haiti, and agriculture in the Everglades. She blended her research personal experience with a never-failing eye for meaningful detail. Hagood will discuss Hurston’s life, including her time in Belle Glade, and her works, from the obscure to her greatest and most famous book, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Hagood has published six books and over forty articles in the field of American literature, including Secrecy, Magic, and the One-Act Play of Harlem Renaissance Women Writers, which includes extensive commentary on Zora Neale Hurston. His book Faulkner, Writer of Disability, won the prestigious C. Hugh Holman Award for best book in Southern Literary Studies.
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10:00 am: Walking Tour
November 16, 2019 –
Take a step back in time on our Historical Walking Tours! The Historical Society of Palm Beach County will host Downtown West Palm Beach History Strolls led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez of REG Architects. The one-hour guided tour showcases the evolution of downtown West Palm Beach buildings and landmarks and includes an historical urban design overview through recent area development. The tours have been organized each season since the development of CityPlace, West Palm Beach.
Tours begin at 10am at the Green Market, $10 per person. Call 561.832.4164 ext. 100 for more information or to reserve your spot.
The Historic Walking tour is sponsored by REG Architects.
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5:30 pm: Adult Mock Trial
November 19, 2019
Join us for an unforgettable evening crossing traditional theater with modern-day law. Ever wonder what it’s like to be part of a scandalous trial of Palm Beach’s rich and famous? Step into the inspirational 1916 Courtroom and become part of the trial. There are 11 speaking roles, which will be assigned first come, first served. OR, sit in the audience and enjoy the show!
15 registrations must be received by the previous Tuesday for event to take place
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5:30 pm: Archival Evening Honoree Reception
November 21, 2019
Archival Evening is the premier annual benefit for the HSPBC. The evening pays tribute to individuals whose achievements have substantially contributed to the area’s unique character. Guests are the who’s-who in the Palm Beach social scene.
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N/A: HSPBC Offices and Museum Closed
November 28, 2019N/A
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