Sacred Heart Historical Society

An outreach ministry that studies and communicates the storied history of our parish from its beginning in 1859, with the accent on how it grew in service and influence in south Florida.

The Historical Society provides series of free, hour-long walking tours on the second Sunday of each month from September to June (subject to feast and holy days) following the conclusion of the noon Mass. Additionally, a special 1905 Christmas Tour in period dress is a holiday tradition. Tours are also provided to groups by special request.

In addition to assisting staff and clergy with historical initiatives, the Historical Society also collaborates with other ministries to serve our mutual goals.

If you are interested in joining the Historical Society as a docent, historian, or archivist, please email the group.

Click here to View the Historical Society’s 2022/23 Tour Calendar:

Below is the schedule of tours and topics on offer from our Historical Society for the 2022-2023 liturgical year. The experience immediately follows the Sunday noon Mass (unless otherwise listed) and is free, though donations are accepted, with proceeds funding maintenance and restoration of the church.

      • November 13 | Architecture and Original Items
      • December 11 | History of our Organ and Other Donations’
      • December 26 | 3 p.m. Special Christmas Tour (ft. Period Costumes)
      • January 8 | Stained Glass Windows: The “Poor Man’s Bible”
      • February 12 | Symbolism in Our church
      • March 12 | Our Beginnings & Significant Events
      • April 2 | Architecture and Original Items
      • May 7 | History of Organ and Other Donations
      • June 11 | Stained Glass Windows: The “Poor Man’s Bible”

Friar Henry Fulmer, OFM
Staff Liaison