January 19th, 2019
2 P.M. at the Main Library
The Archaeology of Palm Beach Island
Presented by Rodrigo Cardenas
In 2017, The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach Island funded a massive renovation of historic Bradley Park on Palm Beach Island. During the renovations, Archaeological and Historical Conservancy was tasked with monitoring all ground disturbing activity. Extensive trenching for irrigation traversed the entire park. A segment of the irrigation trench and subsequent archaeological excavations revealed a historic trash pit from E.R. Bradley’s gambling house, The Beach Club. The excavation yielded large amounts of glass bottles and decorative china. An analysis of the bottles gives a glimpse into the drinking habits and consumer lifestyle of the 1898 establishment.
(Photos courtesy of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County)
Main Branch of the Palm Beach County Library – 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. We will be located in the meeting room near the entrance. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via phone or email.