Featured Memorial Day Observance

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Sunday, May 24th
The Butler House
380 East Hillsboro Blvd.

Featuring The United States 33rd Army Band Brass Ensemble


This is the second year that The Deerfield Beach Historical Society and our community have come together to honor our military personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

Formal ceremonies will begin at noon in the backyard of the Historic Butler House under the shade of the age-old banyan tree. followed with a concert by the United States 33rd Army Band Brass Ensemble and the Hurricane Harmonizers, a south Florida barbershop group who will sing several patriotic musical selections.memorial 1 copy

Participating groups include American Legion Post #162 and its auxiliary unit, American Legion Post #287, BSO Explorers, Deerfield Beach High School Marine JROTC under the direction of Leslie Thomas, and the Fort Lauderdale Highlanders BagpipersSunday.




Braithwaite School
Our Segregated Past


Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 2.03.36 PMFrom 1885 until the US Supreme Court Brown v Board of Education decision in 1955, Florida schools were prohibited by law to teach white and black children in the same school. In 1906, colored school #9 was established in Deerfield in a one room structure near NW 1st Avenue. It was destroyed in the Hurricane of 1928.

History at High Noon

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Denyse Cunningham
May 20th
Noon – 1 PM
City Hall Commission Chambers

Join Bonnet House Curator, Denyse Cunningham, at noon on Wednesday, May 20, in the Commission Chambers at Deerfield Beach City Hall, 150 NE 2nd Ave, as she shares exciting information about historical collections of South Florida. This presentation is part of History at High Noon, a series of talks sponsored by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society.

Light refreshments are served; free entrance, donations accepted. For more information call (561) 429-0378.


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A Real Treasure

Opened on February 1st 1927, Deerfield Beach Elementary School is on the National Register of Historical dfld#21Places. It is the 2nd oldest school, still in use, in Broward County and an excellent example of Classic Mediterranean Revival architecture. Its greatest accomplishment, of course, are the thousands of our children it has educated.

It replaced what is now The Old School Museum next to City Hall. It was built in 1920 and our city’s population quickly became too great for the two room building. It was preceded by a one-room wooden schoolhouse at the intersection of Dixie and Hillsboro.



Be A Volunteer

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.

To find out you can help contact elilly707@aol.com 561-299-8684