Florida's Bureau of Historic Preservation Awards Spady Museum Grant to Produce Trolley Tour Brochure


The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum (www.spadymuseum.org) in Delray Beach has received a grant from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Historical Resources to produce an illustrative brochure, detailing the history and features of the museum’s “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour.

The $7,000 grant will be used to create a brochure depicting the historic structures located within five historic districts on the tour. The marketing piece will include information on the city’s historic preservation efforts and promote the area’s other historic tourism enterprises. The grant covers production of 5,000 copies to be distributed throughout the state. “The Spady Museum is extremely excited and appreciative of the state’s investment in one of our most popular and enduring community programs,” said Museum Director Charlene Jones. “The Ride & Remember Trolley Tour is becoming a staple in Delray Beach and in Palm Beach County for where people who love history can come and have a wonderful two-hour experience, learning about what makes this city so distinctive and memorable.” About the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour: Monthly, from 10 a.m. to noon, the tour takes riders through the city’s five historic districts. Riders will also disembark at select historic and garden sites for a closer look at the fascinating history of Delray Beach. For the 2011-2012 season, which spanned from October to May, the “Ride & Remember Trolley Tour” averaged 25 riders per tour, with a peak of 35 riders in February 2012 and 30 riders in January 2012. Due to its popularity, the tour has been extended to run all 12 months of the 2012-13 season. “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour sponsors include Florida Power & Light, Waste Management, Del-Raton One-Hour Air Conditioning & Heating and Cartridge World. Trolley Tour dates for 2012-13 are: October 13, 2012; November 13, 2012; December 8, 2012; January 12, 2013; February 13 , 2013; March 9, 2013; April 13, 2013; May 11, 2013; June 8, 2013; July 13, 2013; August 10, 2013; September 14, 2013 The brochure has been financed in part with historic preservation grant assistance provided by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit www.spadymuseum.org.