RIchard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum

West Wing of the Museum

The Place Gallery

What you will see:

Models and photographs exploring Palm Beach County’s natural environment and the animals and ecology that make it unique.

Exhibits include:

A giant mosquito, banyan tree, snake, alligator – and a model of the man who had to brave those elements in pioneer days, the “Barefoot Mailman," who carried the mail from Palm Beach County to Miami.

Touch-screen maps on a 50-inch screen that demonstrate the dramatic changes in the county's growth.

Special exhibits on characters such as Addison Mizner, and memorabilia from local sports stars,  including Jack Nicklaus and Chris Evert.

An actual “Palm Beach coach,” a wicker wheelchair/bike powered by a pedaling tour guide.

A re-creation of a ‘palmetto shack,” the frond-topped dwellings the first pioneers built for themselves.

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