Our History

Butler HouseThe Deerfield Beach Historical Society was founded in 1973, with a directive to identify, preserve and maintain historical sites in the Deerfield Beach area. The first order was to preserve the Pioneer House (Kester Cottage), a 1930’s era cottage. The Society came together in 1976 to prevent demolition of the old two-room school house, which also served as the town’s city hall for many years.

In 1977 the home of James D. and Alice Butler, early Deerfield pioneers, was bequeathed to the Society and became our permanent home.