Continuing a time-honored holiday tradition, the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum revealed that its annual collectible commemorative holiday ornament will honor Mizner Park’s upcoming thirtieth anniversary.
“We produce fewer than 150 holiday collectibles each year, so history and holiday fans should make their online purchase today by visiting our website,” said Mary Csar, executive director of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. “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-based artist Barbara Montgomery O’Connell created Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s first ornament depicting Town Hall. Montgomery O’Connell has donated her time and talent for 22 years to create the artwork on the annual ornaments, which are always based on information and photographs from the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum.
Mizner Park has been a Boca Raton institution since 1991. In 1980, the newly found Community Redevelopment Agency’s director, Jamie Snyder, called for the construction of an “Art Park” to revamp the aging Boca Raton Mall on Federal Highway. In 1988, developer Tom Crocker answered the call with his “Mizner Park” project, designed to combine cultural facilities, residential spaces, offices, and retail in a Mediterranean Revival-style complex. Mizner Park opened to great fanfare in January 1991.