North Palm Beach Public Library

North Palm Beach Library Directors, Past and Present

By Ruby Lynn Holden, North Palm Beach Village Historian Nancy Moore was the library’s first Director. She was one of two volunteers who started the library, eventually became an employee, then Director, serving over thirty years, from December 1, 1967 to February 21, 2005, when she retired. Kathleen Olds took Nancy’s place, serving from May… Continue reading North Palm Beach Library Directors, Past and Present

Martin County History

Martin County rocks and here’s why

Recently, hand-painted rocks have been discovered all around Martin County, with the words “MC Rocks” or “Martin County Rocks” written on them. What’s the deal? The community-building movement has been inspired by other counties, and folks love it so much that they started doing it here. You can read about who got it going in… Continue reading Martin County rocks and here’s why

Weekly Reads

Weekly Reads: Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge

On Hutchinson Island, the house of refuge is a must-visit location for anyone interested in local history in Martin County. Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge: Home of History by Sandra Henderson Thurlow and Deanna Wintercorn Thurlow is a wonderful book, easy to read and filled with fascinating facts and photographs. Learn about the history of… Continue reading Weekly Reads: Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge

Weekly Reads

Weekly Reads: Henry Flagler: The Astonishing Life and Times of the Visionary Robber Baron Who Founded Florida

Henry Flagler: The Astonishing Life and Times of the Visionary Robber Baron Who Founded Florida, by David Leon Chandler, is a very entertaining read. Information about the book:┬áDespite his staggering accomplishments, Henry Flagler has been overlooked by history. The credit for rediscovering him goes largely to Edward T. Chase and G.F. Robert Hanke, Flagler’s great… Continue reading Weekly Reads: Henry Flagler: The Astonishing Life and Times of the Visionary Robber Baron Who Founded Florida