Lake Worth group to be honored Tuesday by Historical Society

LAKE WORTH — The Lake Worth Pioneers’ Association  will be honored at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County‘s annual meeting Tuesday at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum,  the old county courthouse at 300 N. Dixie Highway.

The association will receive the 2016  Fannie James Pioneer Achievement Award.

Started in 2003, the award recognizes the achievements of individual or organizations that have significantly contributed to preserving and sharing history of the county’s pioneering days.

The award is named after the late Fannie James, an African-American pioneer who served as the first postmistress of the Jewel Post Office (now Lake Worth Post Office) which was open from 1889 to 1903.

 

The association, started in 1894 by 84 families, is made up of members who claim to be descendants of the area’s early settlers.