Sundays at the Butler House

DSCN4625Happy Holidays

Join Us

Sunday, December 28th
The Butler House
1-5 PM


On December 28th The Deerfield Beach Historical Society will present another in the series of Sundays at the Butler House.

There will be special exhibits, craft workshops, Holiday music, food and free tours of the Butler House.


DeerfieldMoments_logoDeerfield’s First Church
Humble Beginnings

A small group from the local Deerfield farming community started a Baptist congregation in 1908. It wasn’t until 1913 that First Baptist Church of Deerfield was built behind the present day Kraeer Funeral Home.

Old ChurchAmong the charter members of the church were Jim and Alice Butler who also helped with the construction of the church. They remained active in the church throughout their lifetime.

The church is no longer there, but the old parsonage remains and is used as a retreat for visiting missionaries.

Cocktails With Santa


Cocktails_With_Santa_Invitation0001_(2)The Deerfield Beach Historical Society

Invites You to The Butler House

For Some Holiday Cheer

Thursday, Dec. 11th

5:00 – 8:30

$10 Donation

Food, Music, Santa and More



Your talents and volunteering spirit are important to the success and future of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society. Won’t you give a few hours of your time to “help make history” by supporting the operations and activities of the Society? There are many opportunities to volunteer in a variety of capacities to suit any interest or skill level. By volunteering your time, you’ll meet interesting people, have fun, and help us tell the story of Deerfield Beach, all the while learning more about our City’s colorful past.

Here are some opportunities where you can help:
Be a Docent at the Butler House, the home of the DFB Historical Society
Be the Volunteer Coordinator
Help plan and volunteer at various Special Events
Assist with advertising and publicity
Join workdays and cleanup operations at the Butler House
Assist with general housekeeping chores
Prepare holiday activities and programs
Collect, preserve and document stories for the archives
Be a storyteller or programmer
Assist with the internet and website functionalities
Sort and label historical items.

To find out you can help contact 561-299-8684


DeerfieldMoments_logoThe Original Downtown

Dixie Highway


DFB Saxon Gen StoreThe original center of commerce in Deerfield was located on Dixie Highway near what today is Hillsboro Boulevard. In the early 1900′s Saxon General Merchandise provided staples , hardware, gifts and more.

At that time it was no more than shell rock road approx 9’ wide. As it does now it faced the FEC railroad tracks on the west side. It consisted of 5 buildings as well as two hotels. The Pioneer Hotel was located on the south end of the shops and the Australian Hotel to the north. One of the stores was operated by E.M. Thomas. Mr. Thomas was Mr. J.D. Butler’s brother-in-law. Mr. Thomas served as the first post master in Deerfield appointed in 1898 and was also the FEC station master. Mr. Thomas also operated the Australian Hotel.