The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Provides The Fort Lauderdale History Center
The mission of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society is to bring the history of greater Fort Lauderdale to life through education, research and preservation for the enrichment of present and future generations.
We are an organization formed of many parts. Most of our buildings were built in early 1900s as school houses, inns, and homes, but are now used to explore the history of what we call “Old Fort Lauderdale.” Because a sense of history is fundamental to understanding human experience, we collect, preserve and share material from our community’s past so that present and future generations can comprehend more fully their predecessors, their community and themselves.
We offer public lectures and workshops; arrange school and general group tours; operate a research center; maintain a 1907 house museum, three other 1905 historic structures and a museum of changing and permanent exhibitions.
December 2013 – August 2014
Topic: Modern by Tradition – Innovation and Transformation of Seminole Culture
Topic: Black History of America
Topic: Debunking the Pocahontas Myth
Topic: Architectural History
Topic: Florida’s Environmental History
Topic: Seminole Crafts – Venetian Art Gallery
Topic: Native American Medicinal Plants
Topic: Flamenco Fiesta
Events & Activities
From Walking Tours to Pioneer Day, Luncheons to Dinners, you won’t want to miss out. »
Shop & Gallery
Our store carries books, shirts, home decor, prints & more. The perfect “gift of time.” »
Read more about the six unique and historic buildings on that you can visit and tour. »
There are many ways to get involved. You can donate items, finances or time. »