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Yesteryear Village, a Living History Park is open to the public Thursdays – Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm.
Days and times of operation are subject to change due to special events held on the grounds


The Highwaymen Art Exhibit
All 17 Days of the Fair!

For 60 years Floridians have embraced a legendary group of African American artists known as The Highwaymen. The Highwaymen developed a rapid style of painting that captured a romantic vision of Florida.
Highwaymen Alfred Hair met Ft. Pierce landscape artist A.E. Backus while he was in high school. Backus welcomed him into his studio and gave the aspiring painter lessons. Other artists of this group followed Backus' example and started painting.
The innovative Highwaymen approach to painting was no less than the path they found around the limitations imposed on them by radical segregation. Highwaymen Art Specialists recognizes the many achievements of this group and are supportive of their efforts.
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RL Lewis & Curtis Arnett Live Painting Exhibitions
January 19 & 20

Hall of Fame artists, RL Lewis and Curtis Arnett, live painting exhibition.
Artwork for Sale.

Patrick Mesmer book signing
January 20 from 1:30 PM – 3 PM

His books include: The Pirate Santos, Haunted River Tales and Ghosts of the Treasure Coast.

Roger Lightle Presents "The Journey of the Highwaymen"
January 21, 23, 28, & 30


Kelvin Hair Live Painting Exhibition
January 25 & 26

Highwaymen legacy artist, Kelvin Hair, live painting exhibition.

Deborah Burggraaf
January 27 from 1:30 PM – 3 PM

She will be reading her latest book, “Josie on Shadowridge Drive.” Some of her other books include: Hot Wheels for Bennie, At the Pig Races, The Noodle Club, Blue Night Crawlers and others.
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Al Black & Roy McClendon Live Painting Exhibition
January 27

Hall of Fame artists, Al Black and Roy McClendon, live painting exhibition.
Artwork for Sale.

Mary Ann Carroll Meet & Greet
February 2 &3

New & vintage Artwork for sale

2018 – 2019 Season: Lecture Series in Yesteryear Village

August 25, 2018: Eliot Kleinberg, "Florida's Amazing History and Why You Should Care"

March 16, 2019: Harvey Oyer, III "The Adventures of Charlie Pierce"

May 11, 2019: Judge Nelson E. Bailey, "Crackers, Cows & Curs"


Package Deal
Package Deal
All three Meet & Greet receptions and presentations (Greg Rice, Harvey E. Oyer III, and Judge Nelson E. Bailey) plus admission to Yesteryear Village from 10am to 4pm
Harvey Oyer  11:00am
Harvey Oyer 11:00am
Harvey E. Oyer, III
March 16, 2019
11:00am – 1:00pm;
Lecture: 11:00am; Meet & Greet at Noon;
Nelson Bailey  11:00am
Nelson Bailey 11:00am
Nelson Bailey
May 11, 2019
Lecture Only
Nelson Bailey 4:00pm
Nelson Bailey 4:00pm
Nelson Bailey
May 11, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Lecture 4pm.
Meet & Greet at 5pm.
space break


Watch for other fun events in Yesteryear Village!
• Special art exhibits (Florida history; old fashions & period dresses; Black History month; Patrick Smith: A Land remembered; Harvey Oyer; etc.)
• Blacksmith demonstrations
• Weaving/spinning and sewing demonstrations
• Stained glass crafts
• Mosaic crafts
• “History talks” with long-time residents
• Intergenerational day: “then and now” with senior volunteers and youth
• Music: in church; roving, etc.
• Car shows

9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Enter Gate 3 or 12 to Archway Gate.
Call 561-795-3110 for details.

Note: Regular Living History Park hours change due to special events held on the grounds. This will include our upcoming Spookyville event.
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