Street Address
111 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Mailing Address
3 NE First St
Delray Beach, FL 33444
phone: 561-274-9578
fax: 561-266-9986
e-mail: dbhsarch@bellsouth.net
web: www.DB-HS.org
Hours
Monday - Friday10 AM - 4 PM
For research requests, please call 561.274.9578 to make an appointment.
Admissions
Cason Cottage Museum admission is $4.00 per person. Visitors are welcome to see the other 2 buildings also.
Staff
Michelle Quigley, Archivist
phone: 561-274-9578

Description

The Delray Beach Historical Society site at the corner of N.E. First St. & N. Swinton Ave. consists of 3 restored houses. Cason Cottage Museum is a house museum reflecting South Florida family lifestyle of the period 1915-1935. The 1926 Florida Bungalow houses administrative offices, exhibit space and the Porch Gift Shop. The 1908 Hunt House (ESW History Learning Center & Archives)houses exhibit space, curator's office, conference room, and portable classroom space. An archives storage building is attached.

Read about the history of Horace and Rae Hunt, the Hunt House, and Delray Beach Historical Society’s contributions to keeping history alive.

If you are interested in conducting research about your favorite Delray topic, your home, your neighborhood, a business project or you are interested in vintage Delray Beach photos, you can visit our Learning Center Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Please call for an appointment! 561.274.9578. We look forward to seeing you!

Mission

The mission of the Delray Beach Historical Society is to preserve the city's archives and historic sites, to educate the community about Delray's heritage and to encourage public interest in the historic past of Delray Beach.

History

The Delray Beach Historical Society (DBHS) was founded in 1964. Cason Cottage Museum was opened in 1989. The 1926 Florida Bungalow was restored in 2003. Hunt House was opened at the end of 2008 and dedicated in May, 2009. The DBHS has sponsored many local history exhibits, tours, events, Florida history lectures,and children's history education programs.

Governance

Private Non-Profit

Library

If you are interested in conducting research about your favorite Delray topic, your home, your neighborhood, a business project or you are interested in vintage Delray Beach photos, you can visit our Learning Center Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Please call for an appointment! 561.274.9578. We look forward to seeing you!

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes