History museum

Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum offers free family activities this Saturday


Mary Csar, Executive Director of the Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum, today announced that the nonprofit is partnering with the Boca Raton Historical Society to provide activities for Family Day this Saturday (November 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for the opening of its next major exhibition: PREMIERS INTERVENANTS. Admission will be free all day.

The new exhibit pays homage to the dedication and sacrifice made by Boca Raton’s first responders, from the early days of moonlight to the anthrax attacks of the 21st century. This exhibit introduces visitors to the history of the local fire department, police department, EMS and dispatchers, revealing how each department has grown and shrunk in relation to the surrounding community.

Family day activities

10 a.m. to noon

Opening Ceremony with Boca Raton Police Department Honor Guard and Boca Raton Fire Department Honor Guard

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meet the Boca Raton Police Power Unit.

See the Boca Raton Fire Rescue fire truck and meet the fire inspector

“We invite city employees and their families, as well as current and former first responders, to join us on the opening day of the exhibit as we celebrate a century of local heroes of Town Marshall Charlie Raulerson in 1926; to Betty Taylor, the first woman to work for the Boca Raton Police Department and its first dispatcher in the 1950s; to those brave officers who faced the anthrax attack in 2001, “Csar said.

The FIRST RESPONDERS exhibit is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, the Florida Department of State, the Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council for Arts and Culture.