Sunday, January 10, 2016

Palm Greens' Women's Club jump start New Year on Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach, Boynton Beach


The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach.  The tour is operated by the non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.


The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach.  The tour is operated by the non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.
Held on January 8, 2016, the heritage bus tour hosted 40 people from the Palm Greens community that traveled to Delray Beach for tours of various historic districts that are Banker's Row, West Settlers, Frog Alley and Downtown Delray Beach. The tour made stops at the 1929 historic building for St. Matthew's Episcopal Church; 1929 edifice for St. Paul's Episcopal Church; the 1926 Colony Hotel; and the Boca Artists Guild Gallery. In Boynton Beach, the Narrated Bus Tour visited the 1926 Boynton Woman's Club building and the historic Ocean Avenue and the Avenue of the Arts.

The settlement of Delray Beach and Boynton Beach are intricately linked as Republican Congressman William S. Linton and Major Nathan Boynton arrived in 1894 to the area from Saginaw County, Michigan on Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway.  Their trip was to speculate over inexpensive farm land. Congressman Linton purchased 800 acres that became known as Linton which is now Delray Beach. Major Boynton bought 400 acres in what is now Boynton Beach, Florida.  Linton and Boynton created the Michigan Home Colonization Company for the purpose of recruiting other people in Michigan to come to their areas in Florida to buy farm land and establish their homestead. Pre-dating the arrival of Mr. Linton and Mr. Boynton, Bahamians were already living in the area.


The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach.  The tour is operated by the non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.

The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach.  The tour is operated by the non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.
 
 
The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach.  The tour is operated by the non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.
 
 
Original 1929 building for St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Frog Alley in Delray Beach.  The founders came from the Bahamas. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach.

Original 1929 building for St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Frog Alley in Delray Beach.  The founders came from the Bahamas. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach.

Original 1929 building for St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Frog Alley in Delray Beach.  The founders came from the Bahamas. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach.

Original 1929 building for St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Frog Alley in Delray Beach.  The founders came from the Bahamas. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach.

Original 1929 building for St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Frog Alley in Delray Beach.  The founders came  from the Bahamas. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach.

Original 1929 building for St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Frog Alley in Delray Beach.  The founders came from the Bahamas. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church was established in 1904 and lost their original building in the devastating Hurricane of 1928 but re-built in 1929 which is the current edifice. In the 1970s, the Jewish American migration increased to Delray Beach so they initially used St. Paul's for their Jewish religious services.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church was established in 1904  and lost their original building in the devastating Hurricane of 1928 but re-built in 1929 which is the current edifice. In the 1970s, the Jewish American migration increased to Delray Beach so they initially used St. Paul's for their Jewish religious services.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church established in 1904 lost their original building in the devastating Hurricane of 1928 but re-built in 1929 which is the current edifice. In the 1970s, the Jewish American migration increased to Delray Beach so they initially used St. Paul's for their Jewish religious services.

1936 Parish Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal Church was used in 1977 by the Jewish Synagogue Temple Sinai. The Delray Beach Playhouse was also established in the Parish Hall.  And, during Word War II USO Dances were hosted in the Parish Hall.  St. Paul's Episcopal Church was established in 1904 and lost their original building in the devastating Hurricane of 1928 but re-built in 1929 which is the current edifice. In the 1970s, the Jewish American migration increased to Delray Beach so they initially used St. Paul's for their Jewish religious services.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church was established in 1904 and lost their original building in the devastating Hurricane of 1928 but re-built in 1929 which is the current edifice. In the 1970s, the Jewish American migration increased to Delray Beach so they initially used St. Paul's for their Jewish religious services.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church was established in 1904 and lost their original building in the devastating Hurricane of 1928 but re-built in 1929 which is the current edifice. In the 1970s, the Jewish American migration increased to Delray Beach so they initially used St. Paul's for their Jewish religious services.

The Boca Museum of Art Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach.  In the 1920s Delray Beach evolved as a colony for artists and writers. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

The Boca Museum of Art Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach.  In the 1920s Delray Beach evolved as a colony for artists and writers. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

The Boca Museum of Art Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach.  In the 1920s Delray Beach evolved as a colony for artists and writers. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

The Boca Museum of Art Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach.  In the 1920s Delray Beach evolved as a colony for artists and writers. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

The Boca Museum of Art Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach.  In the 1920s Delray Beach evolved as a colony for artists and writers. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

The Boca Museum of Art Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach.  In the 1920s Delray Beach evolved as a colony for artists and writers. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

The Boca Museum of Art Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach.  In the 1920s Delray Beach evolved as a colony for artists and writers. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

The Boca Museum of Art Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach.  In the 1920s Delray Beach evolved as a colony for artists and writers. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

1926 Colony Hotel in Downtown Delray Beach was one of eight resort-style hotels built during the Land Boom of the 1920s. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

1926 Colony Hotel in Downtown Delray Beach was one of eight resort-style hotels built during the Land Boom of the 1920s. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

1926 Colony Hotel in Downtown Delray Beach was one of eight resort-style hotels built during the Land Boom of the 1920s. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

1926 Colony Hotel in Downtown Delray Beach was one of eight resort-style hotels built during the Land Boom of the 1920s. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

1926 Colony Hotel in Downtown Delray Beach was one of eight resort-style hotels built during the Land Boom of the 1920s. The Women's Club of the Palm Greens community kicked-off year 2016 by joining the Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

BWC Board member.  1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

Major Nathan Boynton. 1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is  on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

BWC Board Member.  1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is ton he National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.

1926 Boynton Woman's Club building named in honor of Major Nathan Boynton.  The building was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of  Historic Buildings.  The Boynton Woman's Club organization was established in 1909 and is still active.


The Museum of Lifestyle& Fashion History (MLFH) is a non-profit 501c3 organization as designated by the IRS. MLFH was established in year 1999 in Palm Beach County, Florida. The Mission of MLFH is to offer educational programs, and history and retrospective anthropology exhibits and programs. In year 2004, MLFH premiered the Narrated Bus Tours of Historic Delray Beach, Florida. The tours have been hugely popular and rated the Most Unique Travel Gem by AAA Travel Home & Away Magazine. The Historic Tours have hosted more than 8,000 passengers. The mission of the tours is to showcase the historic cultural lifestyle, people, and places. In October 2011, MLFH premiered the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic PalmBeach County. The purpose of the Taste History Culinary Tours is to infuse food history, food culture, foodways and food tastings into facts about the historic districts and pioneer people of West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, and Lantana, Florida (Palm Beach County) along with highlighting art galleries, emerging artists and  arts districts, historic buildings and showcasing the contributions of early settlers. There are more than 40 culinary partners for this program that include bakeries, cafes, historic buildings and art galleries.
For more information, call 561-638-8277 or email info@MLFHMUSEUM.org.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Macy's Boynton Beach hosts second annual Christmas Breakfast with Santa for preschoolers from historic Osborne School




Taste History CulinaryTours of Historic Palm Beach County is a cultural program operated by the non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History. Macy's is the presenting sponsor. The tour features food tasting with trips to art shops, cultural centers and historic buildings.  One of the historic buildings visited is the non-profit Osborne Schoolhouse in Lake Worth.  The Osborne Schoolhouse was built in 1947 in the Lake Osborne Addition neighborhood in Lake Worth that was settled by Bahamians in 1921. The Bahamians arrived years earlier for farming and to work building oil magnate Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway.  The schoolhouse is now occupied by a non-profit early childhood center named For the Children.
 
 
 
Macy’s Boynton Beach  partnered with the museum to host a Christmas Breakfast with Santa and gift distribution for the preschool students of the historic Osborne School. The breakfast  hosted on December 15th.
It was truly a magical Macy’s day to observe the children’s innocence and enjoyment when receiving their Christmas presents,” says Lori J. Durante, Executive Director of the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.
 



 
 

























 



























 
This cultural epicurean tour celebrates family-owned bakeries, eateries, juice bars and tea shops; local art galleries and emerging arts districts. Each Taste History Tour is distinct offering guests an enlightening experience of food tastings that are Floribbean and New Fusion cuisines at family-owned eateries; alternate trips along the tour’s Bakery Trail; and visits to local art shops in emerging historic districts off-the-beaten-path.

Taste History has grown to alternately feature more than 5 cities including West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Lantana, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.  

The Taste HistoryCulinary Tours delivers an engaging taste of the cuisine, culture, art and history of historic districts, emerging arts districts and unique off-the-beaten-path areas in West Palm Beach; Lake Worth and Lantana; and Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.    The Taste History sponsors include Macy’s, Iris Apfel and Kingston Fresh.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
 
Taste History has been ranked in USA Today’s 10 Best and also rated by Vacation Idea Dream Magazine as one of the Top 22 Best Things to Do in West Palm Beach. West Palm Beach Magazine designated Taste History as the “Greatest Hits Tour.”  And, the Red Carnation Hotel Collection has selected Taste History Culinary Tours as one of Eight Most Unusual Palm Beach Tours.  Created in 2011, the non-profit Taste History is the first culinary history tour of its kind in Palm Beach County and has grown to feature more than five cities that are West Palm Beach; Lake Worth and Lantana; and Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. The tour partners include family-owned eateries, bakeries, caf├ęs, juice bars, tea bars, art galleries and non-profit cultural centers highlighting emerging local artists. 

Taste History incorporates a rotation of cuisine tastings representing varied cultures.  This epicurean tour combines history, culture and cuisine therefore Taste History infuses food tastings with the history of the State of Florida and the local area along with visits to historic buildings and art shops.

Lori J. Durante, Executive Tour Director, developed the non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours as an extension of the Narrated Bus Tours of Historic Delray Beach that began in 2004 which has hosted more than 8,000 people.  Combining the culinary and narrated tours, more than 11,000 people have been hosted, to date. “I took the Narrated Bus Tour and enriched it by adding food tastings which morphed into the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County,” says Lori J. Durante. 

Other rankings are from the Huffington Post which designated Taste History as one of the “…established food tours in Florida.”  VisitFlorida said about Taste History “…the mission is both education and entertainment.”    The international news agency The Culture Trip has included the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County in its roundup of Florida's 10 Best Food Festivals and Fiestas. 

Effective January 1, 2015, Taste History rates changed to $45 to $50 per person; free for children under age 14 (accompanied by a paid adult family member). Tickets can be purchased at tastehistoryculinarytours.orgPre-payment is required.  For information, call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277 E-mail tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org. Private group and team building tours are also available. The food tours board at Macy's (Outside at the East Entrance) located at 801 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL. 

Offered year-round, the Taste History is a four-hour food-centric narrated excursion of bus riding and four to six blocks of walking through historic districts for alternate visits to bakeries, eateries, juice bars, tea bars and markets for food tastings, food history, food culture facts and foodways information and. At least three to four eateries are visited per Taste History tour along with trips to historic buildings, cultural centers or art shops.  Tour guests meet the restaurant owners and chefs; and directors and artists of the cultural centers and art galleries. Florida history is narrated by a guide.   

Sponsored by Macy’s, Kingston Fresh, Carl and Iris Apfel, the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund; and Boris & Edith Rueger Fund, the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County program is a food eating, art and history experience offered by the non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH).  This culinary tour primarily consists of travels to historic West Palm Beach (Various Districts) and Lake Worth on the first Saturday of each month; Lake Worth and Lantana on the second Saturday of each month; and historic Delray Beach and Boynton Beach on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month, year-round at 11am plus private and team building tours are offered during the weekday. 


The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida has been designated one of the official community event partners for the State of Florida’s Viva Florida initiative.  


2016 dates for the Taste History Culinary Tours:

Saturday, January 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (January 23, 2016 is Sold-Out)

 

 

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton  Beach

 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 – West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton

 

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 
Saturday, August 6, 2015 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach