City of West Palm Beach GreenMarket shoppers who patronize over 80 vendors each Saturday for fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more, can now explore downtown’s history during an interactive Walking History Tour on Saturday, March 4 and Saturday, April 1, 2017. In partnership with the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, the 90-minute guided tour will start at 10 a.m. and be led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez of REG Architects. The tours will highlight the evolution of downtown West Palm Beach buildings and landmarks, including an overview of historic urban design through recent development.
“The greenmarket is a weekly staple for both residents and visitors alike and ranked among the top in the state; these walking tours provide an added educational dimension and unique cultural experience for our shoppers to explore downtown West Palm Beach in an entirely new way,” shared Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager for the City of West Palm Beach.
Tours begin “by the Banyan tree” on the north end of Clematis Street, 101 N. Clematis St., and end at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, located at 300 N. Dixie Hwy. For reservations, call the Historical Society of Palm Beach County at (561) 832-4164 ext. 2. A $5 donation is recommended.
The City of West Palm Beach GreenMarket is sponsored by The Palm Beach Post, Coca-Cola, The Palm Beach Daily News, Schumacher Automotive, Orangetheory Fitness, Vital Health Chiropractic, Palm Beach Medical and SUNNY 107.9, 103.1 WIRK, 97.9 WRMF, X 102.3, Beatz 96.3, 850 WFTL and Fox Sports 640.