History museum

Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum Presents Upcoming Family Day and Current Exhibition


The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum has several upcoming special events and an exciting exhibit in its newly renovated space in historic City Hall at 71 N. Federal Highway (33432). For more information please call 561.395.6766 or visit www.BocaHistory.org.

Family First Responders Day

Saturday January 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To celebrate its current First Responders exhibit, the museum will be hosting a number of special outdoor activities in the parking lot so visitors can experience the Boca Raton engine unit and Boca Raton Fire Rescue fire truck, as well as ‘a meeting with the fire inspector. While these events are taking place outside, admission to the museum on that day will be free, although masks are required inside the building.

The museum exhibit commemorates the first responders of Boca Raton. From the early days of moonlight to the anthrax attacks of the 21st century, first responders guide visitors through the history of the local fire department, police department, emergency medical services and dispatchers, revealing how each service has grown and shrunk in relation to the surrounding community. The exhibition celebrates a century of local heroes from 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. This exhibit is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, the Florida Department of State, the Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Council for the Arts and Florida culture.

Discussion at town hall

Wednesday February 2 at 6 p.m.

The wonderful innovation of artificial intelligence in health

Presented by President and CEO Pete Martinez

SIVOTEC family of companies

Professionally focused on incredible innovation at the intersection of healthcare and high tech, Martinez is a former vice president and senior executive of IBM for Florida. A resident of Boca Raton for 46 years, he has been at the forefront of innovation, from the original IBM PC to robotics, the Internet, Global Business Consulting and Project Checkmate. He will share information on the application of artificial intelligence to the fields of genomics and brain health and beyond.

The cost of participation is FREE for BRHS members; and $ 10 for non-members. To confirm your attendance, please send an email [email protected] or call 561.395.6766, ext. 100. For more information, please call 561.395.6766 or visit www.BocaHistory.org.