Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Delray Beach Historical Society recently announced that it is unable to hold its popular summer camp this year. Alternatively, they are providing parents with an imaginative, backyard adventure-themed kit for their home-bound children to enjoy.
Featured in each kit is a copy of “The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Egret,” a children’s book authored by Shutts & Bowen West Palm Beach partner Harvey E. Oyer. The tale is one in a series of books by Harvey, an award-winning author and fifth-generation Floridian, who generously donated many books for the summer camp kits. The book follows the adventures of Charlie Pierce, one of South Florida’s first pioneer settlers and Harvey’s great-grand uncle.
Along with the book, the kits include outdoor adventure scavenger hunts and creative writing activities that complement the story.
About Harvey E. Oyer III
Harvey E. Oyer III is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. As a fifth generation native of Palm Beach County, Harvey brings a unique perspective to his understanding of the issues facing the region, its real estate market and development. Harvey is an accomplished historian, lecturer, and writer on law, history, and archaeology topics as well as international laws on antiquities trafficking and cultural property protection. He is the author of five award-winning and best-selling children’s books that are widely used in Florida schools. In 2013, he was named Florida’s Distinguished Author.
About the Delray Beach Historical Society
The Delray Beach Historical Society is a vibrant center for community life whose focus is to bring together families and multiple generations to share in a series of fun-filled and contemporary themed programs and events, which showcase the colorful stories of Delray’s past. To learn more, please visit their website.
- "Historical society offering at-home summer camp kits," South Florida Sun Sentinel, August 4, 2020