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DeerfieldMoments_logoWoman’s Club of Deerfield

A Long History of Service

 

BPub.Library_WC_of_DFBThe Woman’s Club of Deerfield was first incorporated in 1926. It grew from a club named The Bluebirds started by Mrs. JD Turner in 1919. One of its earliest and most important contribution to our community was the establishment of a library that has evolved into today’s Percy White Library.

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DeerfieldMoments_logoThe Old School House

Becomes City Hall

 

Old School as City Hall2The Old School House was completed in 1920. It is a two room masonry building that housed students from 1920 to 1926. At that point the student population outgrew the building and it was converted to City Hall and a community center. It was where the community gathered for different occasions including Saturday night square dances.

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Deerfield’s First Telephone
Technology Comes to Town

 

Phone in DFBDeerfield got its first telephone in 1914 and it reached all the way to Delray Beach. It was in 1915 that the first long distance line was put in across the country and technology had come to Deerfield.
The original phone was wall mounted made of wood with a mouthpiece attached to the unit on the wall and the ear piece was attached to a wire and was hand held separately.
In this photo JB Wiles, one of the pioneers of our city, talks on one of Deerfield’s first phones.

 

History at High Noon

Author Sally J LingSally J. Ling

A Cold Case Murder Mystery

Wednesday, January 21st

Noon-1PM

Deerfield Beach City Hall, Commission Chambers

Join local historian and author Sally Ling as she shares insights into eight years of research and discovery that led her to write her latest fascinating novel “Who Killed Leno and Louise?”  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

HELP MAKE HISTORY

OCT

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