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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.

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History of Fort Lauderdale

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January 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Event Name: “Historical (Hysterical) Tourism” with Tony Ferrelli Another installment in the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society’s Broward 100 Lecture Series, Tony Ferrelli’s “Historical (Hysterical) Tourism” offers a colorful glimpse into some of the history of tourism in Fort Lauderdale. Ferrelli is a 40-year veteran of the hospitality industry, about half of which was spent in the employ of George (“Bob”) Gill, the father of Broward hospitality. In his lecture, he will share interesting tidbits and funny anecdotes about the industry that he has collected over the years – You should definitely bring your sense of humor to this lecture!  [...]
January 22, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Fort Lauderdale Historical Society membership appreciation event offers light fare, wine and entertainment under the stars. Price: Free with membership Contact Information: Email info@flhc.org or call 954-463-4431
February 11, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
Fort Lauderdale business started where the New River met the railroad at the New River Inn, and at this monthly business-networking event, you can join downtown business leaders for drinks and light fare in this historic setting at the New River Inn, the historic Bryan property. This new social opportunity, which will be recurring on the second Wednesday of every month, is a joint project of Leadership Broward and the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.

 

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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.” »

Our Campus

Read more about the six unique and historic buildings on that you can visit and tour. »

Getting Involved

There are many ways to get involved. You can donate items, finances or time. »

 

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