(PRESS RELEASE)_(Boca Raton, FL – November 19, 2020) Mary Csar, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum (BRHS) today revealed the nonprofit organization’s annual commemorative holiday ornament. This year’s seasonal collectible showcases the 30th anniversary of Mizner Park in downtown Boca.
“We produce fewer than 150 holiday collectibles each year, so history and holiday fans should make their online purchase today by visiting www.BocaRatonOrnaments.com,” said Csar. “We will soon announce dates in December when buyers can pick up their ornament in front of the museum, located at 71 North Federal Highway.”
In 1998, the talented Boca Raton artist Barbara Montgomery O’Connell created her first ornament—depicting old Town Hall—for BRHS. A 30-year resident of Boca Raton, the artist has donated her time and talent ever since to create the artwork on the annual ornament, always based on information and photographs from BRHS.
In 1980, the Community Redevelopment Agency was established to combat blight in the downtown area. CRA director Jamie Snyder called for the construction of an “Art Park” to replace the aging Boca Raton Mall on Federal Highway. In 1988, developer Tom Crocker answered the call with his “Mizner Park” project which would combine cultural facilities, residential, and office space with a variety of retail establishments in a Mediterranean Revival style complex. The completed Mizner Park opened to great fanfare in January 1991.
For more information about BRHS, please call 561.395.6766 or visit www.BocaHistory.org.
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