40 Years Later: Exploring the Preservation Foundation's Impact

START DATE | TIME
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
10:00am
END DATE | TIME
Friday, January 17, 2020
4:00pm
LOCATION
Event Address

311 Peruvian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
United States

Exhibition

Open to the Public

Weekdays

In 1980, a group of prominent citizens came together to create a charitable organization, the Preservation Foundation, to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage and the unique scenic quality of the Town of Palm Beach. The first board members and officers of the Foundation were involved with the beginnings of the local preservation movement and the formation of the Landmarks Commission in
1979.

Over the past 40 years, the Preservation Foundation has undertaken numerous projects throughout the island that protect the heritage and enhance the beauty of Palm Beach. Millions of dollars have been raised to preserve and restore historic resources like Sea Gull Cottage and Town Hall. Projects such as Pan’s Garden have fostered a deeper appreciation for the island’s botanical heritage. Most recently, the beautification project at Bradley Park transformed a 4.4-acre public park located on the town’s historic main street.

Along with special exhibitions and publications that advance scholarship in the history of Palm Beach, the Preservation Foundation offers educational programs that serve 6,000 students annually. Heritage Education outreach programs teach the concept of learning about the history and culture of the community through the medium of local architecture. Field trips to Pan’s Garden and the Little Red Schoolhouse create immersive experiences that engage the next generation of stewards.

Image
Sea Gull Cottage

Exhibition

Open to the Public

Weekdays

In 1980, a group of prominent citizens came together to create a charitable organization, the Preservation Foundation, to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage and the unique scenic quality of the Town of Palm Beach. The first board members and officers of the Foundation were involved with the beginnings of the local preservation movement and the formation of the Landmarks Commission in
1979.

Over the past 40 years, the Preservation Foundation has undertaken numerous projects throughout the island that protect the heritage and enhance the beauty of Palm Beach. Millions of dollars have been raised to preserve and restore historic resources like Sea Gull Cottage and Town Hall. Projects such as Pan’s Garden have fostered a deeper appreciation for the island’s botanical heritage. Most recently, the beautification project at Bradley Park transformed a 4.4-acre public park located on the town’s historic main street.

Along with special exhibitions and publications that advance scholarship in the history of Palm Beach, the Preservation Foundation offers educational programs that serve 6,000 students annually. Heritage Education outreach programs teach the concept of learning about the history and culture of the community through the medium of local architecture. Field trips to Pan’s Garden and the Little Red Schoolhouse create immersive experiences that engage the next generation of stewards.

Image
Sea Gull Cottage
Category
Exhibition