The Boca Raton Historical Society Board of Trustees today announces the first list of generous donors for the Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum (SBRHM), which is scheduled to reopen to the public on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.
“Historic Boca Raton City Hall has been our home since the mid-1980s,” said General Manager Mary Csar. “But, due to space limitations, our exhibits have been temporary and largely two-dimensional. Not anymore. Our dynamic redesign now enables permanent and changing exhibits that will appeal to families, students and research enthusiasts of all ages. -a project we call living history! “
“The repairs and improvements to the Old Town Hall were made possible in part by grants from the City of Boca Raton,” she adds. “And with our previously announced major donor, the Schmidt Family Foundation, today we can associate specific donor names with many of our new exhibits that bring the growth and development of Boca Raton to life, from a small agricultural city with the dynamic international city known that it is today. “
+ Boca Raton Timeline, starting with the early pre-Columbian inhabitants through the 21st century, is sponsored by Barbara & Bobby Campbell.
+ Pioneer Gallery, focused on the local heritage of a small farming community, is sponsored by the Vegso Family Foundation.
+ Addison Mizner Gallery, showcasing the museum’s extensive collection of Mizner Industries and architectural drawings and images of the great architect’s plans, which put the small town of Boca Raton on the map in the 1920s – now sponsored by Christine E Lynn, EM Lynn Foundation.
+ World War II, when Boca Raton military airfield served as the Air Corps’ top secret radar training center, is sponsored by the Roberti Family Foundation.
Other major donors include Mike and Amy Kazma, as well as Janice V. Middlebrook, who sponsors the museum’s Donor Foyer. For the Boca Raton timeline, specific decades are also sponsored by the Boca Raton Airport Authority spanning the 1940s and the 1960s sponsored by the Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Baptist Health South Florida.
The Boca Raton Historical Society still has several naming opportunities available, including for the IBM Gallery, Gift Shop, Research Library, and Council Room, as well as several more individual decades in the captivating historical timeline that spans the entire length of the museum. Anyone interested in helping to preserve and promote Boca Raton’s amazing history can do so by contacting Mary Csar directly at 561.395.6766 or [email protected]