“Life’s a Beach” exhibits Boca’s love of the shore

July 08, 2015

Boca Raton is infamous for its nautical atmosphere and legendary love affair with the shore. A new exhibit at the Boca Raton Historical Society, one that fittingly goes by the name “Life’s a Beach,” highlights the beach’s role in the city’s economics, politics, and social life throughout the previous century.

The exhibit, which will be open for viewing until September 1st, 2015, explores the history of the coast, documenting everything from the row of beachfront condominiums to the arrival of the first pre-Columbian settlers to the Mediterranean revival designs prevailing in Boca’s architecture.

Thoroughly examine the rich past of Boca Raton.

While you may be familiar with the essential history of Boca Raton, Life’s a Beach aims to give society goers a more in-depth look at the specifics that have shaped the city over time. The exhibit includes 30 photo murals that depict how the beach has evolved and examines the battle between builders and those fighting for less development along the shoreline. The exhibit also displays actual pieces of the Cabana Club, now known as the Boca Raton Resort & Club, that were salvaged during demolition, as well as a display that demonstrates the change in bathing suit and beach attire during the 20th century.

Why we love it!

As you may know, the Keenability hub is located in East Boca Raton. We’re avid enthusiasts of the Boca lifestyle, beachfront development, and history. We also garner plenty of our inspiration from beautiful photography. On days that we’re not in the office, you can find some of the Keen Team contemplating artwork. In the famous words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Where to find the Boca Raton Historical Society?

The Boca Raton Historical Society is located on 71 North Federal Highway, and is open for exhibit viewing Monday through Friday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. An adult ticket costs $5, while students pay $3 for admission. Visit the Historical Society before the Life’s a Beach exhibit closes on September 1st!

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