This city’s history is being written Wikipedia-style, which means you’ll get a chance to have your say.
In honor of the 90th anniversary of the city’s incorporation this year, the Deerfield Beach Historical Society has commissioned, “52 Moments in Deerfield Beach History” — photographs of key firsts and, hopefully, never-agains.
The idea was to put up one photograph per week during the city’s 90th year that show events such as construction of the first pier or the calamitous hurricanes of 1926 and 1928. But volunteers hit a time crunch and the full set won’t be up for another year.
The first 26 moments, however, were printed on large canvases and recently began touring the city. They have also been posted to the historical society’s website, where residents are invited to add their own recollections. The society is hoping the scenes will spur folks to mine their memories, the stories they grew up hearing and hidden troves of photographs.
“It’s a bunch of people working together who know that its history is still being made.”