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Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum to host special events and exhibit in January 2022


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The Schmidt Boca Raton Museum of History has scheduled two special events and an exciting exhibit to kick off the New Year 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.

Discussion at town hall

Wednesday January 5 at 6 p.m.

Anthrax attack in Boca Raton, October 2001

Presented by Fire Chief (Retired) Thomas R. Wood

Boca Raton Fire Department

Chief Wood served with the Boca Raton City Fire Department for 47 years, starting as a firefighter in 1974 and working his way up the ranks, serving as the city’s Fire Marshal from 1988 to 1996, and eventually named the Sixth Fire from the city. Chief in 2006. Chief Wood will discuss the terrifying events when the America Media Inc. building in Boca Raton, home of the National Enquirer, was one of many sites to receive anthrax-laden letters in the mail. The Town Hall Talks are generously sponsored by Alina Schwartz, real estate agent at One Sotheby’s International Realty in Boca Raton.

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.

Rap session 2022

Thursday January 20 at 6 p.m.

A tale of two cities:
Boca Raton and Delray Beach

A conversation between Boca Magazine

Marie Speed ​​& Randy Schultz

+ Marie Speed ​​is the group editor of all JES publications including Boca, Delray Beach, Worth Avenue, Mizner’s Dream and the annual publication of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

+ Randy Shultz is the City Watch columnist for Boca Magazine and BocaMag.com. Award-winning South Florida journalist since 1974, he has worked for the Miami Herald and The palm beach Post, where he served as editor and editorial page editor.

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.

The new exhibit commemorates the first responders of Boca Raton. From the early days of moonlight to the anthrax attacks of the 21st century, this exhibit introduces visitors to the history of local firefighters, police departments, EMS and dispatchers, revealing how each department has grown and shrunk. compared 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.

The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum is home to the Boca Raton Historical Society, whose mission is to collect, preserve and present information and artefacts relating to the past and evolutionary history of Boca Raton and to maintain a visible role in education and advocacy for historic preservation in the community. Now open to the public Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

The museum is located in the historic Town Hall at 71 N. Federal Highway (33432). For more information please call 561.395.6766 or visit www.BocaHistory.org.

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