History museum

The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum will open the FIRST RESPONDENT exhibit on November 20


Mary Csar, Executive Director of the Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum, today announced the non-profit organization’s first temporary exhibit since it reopened earlier this month: FIRST RESPONDERS, opening Saturday, November 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

“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.

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 to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

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