Letter to Tequesta Residents

August 2009

SUBJECT: Village of Tequesta Historical Preservation Committee

Dear Tequesta Resident:

In May 2008 the Village Council appointed five residents to the newly created Historical Preservation Committee. The Committee was created to assist the Village Clerk’s Office in maintaining irreplaceable assets, which form the cultural and social fabric of our Village; and to recognize and encourage awareness of the Village’s historic resources and memorabilia. Over the past year, the committee worked diligently preparing a list of long time residents and considering ways to showcase our Village’s history.

This correspondence is sent in an effort to accumulate historical artifacts from longtime residents with twenty-five (25) or more years of residency. The Committee plans to create “I Remember When…” and “Yesterday and Today” displays to be housed at Village Hall. These displays will contain resident quotes, old news articles, and pictures that depict or provide useful information concerning historical events, lifestyles, cultural attributes, or social conditions of the earlier and current residents of Tequesta.

“Be a Part of Tequesta’s History” and assist us in gathering items for the displays. Should you have copies or preferably original memorabilia that can be maintained for historical purposes by the Village please complete the attached form. Should you have items of interest but would prefer not to donate them, we can copy and return them to you immediately. Additionally, if you would like to provide an audio interview of your experiences as a Tequesta resident, I would be happy to schedule a time to record your memoirs.

Please contact us if you have any suggestions on past residents who might have memorabilia. We look forward to working with you as we formalize and maintain our all-important history.


Bethany Humpage,

Committee Members

  • Bethany Humpage, Chair
  • Dottie Campbell, Vice-Chair
  • Lee Resnik
  • Pauline Hutchinson