Open Your Eyes & Read
(O.Y.E.R.) History Project


Open Your Eyes & Read, presented by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, was initiated through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Oyer.

Through donations to the O.Y.E.R. History Project, the Historical Society provides history books to fourth grade students attending Title 1 elementary schools throughout the School District of Palm Beach County (and eventually to all 110 public elementary schools). This project is designed to help students enjoy reading while learning about Florida’s unique natural resources and rich history. Another important reward is reinforcing skills that students need to succeed in the classroom and to pass the FCAT.

Thank you for your generous support of this program of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.

To make a donation, please click on or fill in the appropriate amount below.
All online gifts will be acknowledged within 5 business days.

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If you would prefer to send a check, please make it payable to the “Historical Society of Palm Beach County” and mail to:

Historical Society of Palm Beach County
O.Y.E.R. History Project
P.O. Box 4364
West Palm Beach, FL 33402

To make a credit card donation by phone, please call 561-832-4164 ext. 100.

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County will provide incomparable educational experiences because of your generous financial support of this new and exciting project. Your 100% tax-deductible donation of $50, $100, $250, $500, or $1,000 makes it all possible. If you would like to give more than $1,000, please call Holly Finch, Director of Advancement & Communications, at (561) 832-4164 ext. 106.

Thank you!

Our Mission: To stimulate public appreciation for the rich history and cultural heritage of Palm Beach County.