Shipwreck: Discovering Lost Treasures

Visit a meticulously restored 1916 Courthouse building, which serves as headquarters for the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, to learn about our past. Admission is free and the museum is staffed by knowledgeable staff and volunteers—it’s typically not crowded and always interesting.

The new featured exhibit, “Shipwreck: Discovering Lost Treasures,” uses the lens of several wrecks between 1660 and 1984 to explore the impact of nautical disasters on local people and places. Broken vessels held gold and jewels, along with other treasures — items prized by early pioneers. Decayed hulls have since evolved into recreational destinations for divers, and sevearl abandoned ships have been re-purposed as artificial reefs that also support the marine ecosystem. Compelling stories, harrowing tales and the traditional riches of shipwrecks will redefine your understanding of “treasure” at the Johnson History Museum.

Free. Donations accepted. Monday -Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays. #WPBHappenings


October 1, 2017 through December 18, 2017


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