For those wanting a fascinating tour of local history and culture, the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum should be at the top of your must-visit list. Located in West Palm Beach, FL, the museum offers an in-depth look into our area’s past. The museum was founded by Richard and Pat Johnson, who, in 1996, donated their 5,500-square-foot home—which they had been living in since 1979—to the Palm Beach County History Museum. Before, the home had belonged to the bank’s vice-president, Harry Bostwick, who had built it in 1926. To provide visitors with a look into the area’s history and culture, the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum opened its doors to the public in 1999. Information can be found here.
Visitors will find a variety of captivating and unique artifacts, artifacts that span over 500 years of Palm Beach County history. When stepping through the museum’s front doors, guests are met with an array of permanent exhibits. These include a chronological look at Native American history and culture in the area, a rare antique fire engine from the 1930s, a display on the earliest settlers of our area, and fascinating artifacts from the Seminole War. As you wander the museum, you’ll be greeted with interactive models and interesting facts about our region’s past. The museum also focuses on highlighting influential people from our city’s history. Guests can fully explore Palm Beach County’s political and agricultural development, as well as its changing roles in the military. See here for information about A Fun-Filled Escape Room Experience in West Palm Beach: The Must-See Attraction.