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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April 8, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: History Museum Fort Lauderdale (formerly The New River Inn Museum of History), 231 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Join Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and Leadership Broward for a Networking Event with Ron Bergeron of Bergeron Land Development. Bergeron is a fifth generation, family – owned business and is one of the most highly respected and largest site development and roadway contractors in the state. Once you RSVP, you will receive updates via email in regards to future lectures at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.
The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will recognize its volunteers at this private member event. Attendees will be treated to a cocktail reception, and all guests will get a chance to have one unique item appraised by Carolyn Remmey, formerly of Antiques Roadshow.
Join us for a presentation from Meteorologist Jordanna Sheemohamed about “The Affects of Weather and Climate” on Florida. Jordanna has completed a M.S. at Florida State University with an emphasis on Tropical Weather, and obtained her B.S. in Meteorology from the Florida State University, with a minor in math and physics. With Sheermohamed’s considerable knowledge and experience in meteorology, this promises to be a fascinating presentation. Once you RSVP, you will receive updates via email in regards to future lectures at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.
April 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, finds itself on many Top Ten lists. It’s a great place to live, work, and play. The City is home to a major seaport and cruise terminal, a bustling international airport, a fabulous beach, a world-class yacht center, an inviting riverfront, a dynamic business community, plus an array of cultural and entertainment options. In Tom Bryan and Other Movers and Shapers of Early Fort Lauderdale, author Keith D. Mitzner details the origins, history, and qualities of Broward County beginning with its key player, Tom Bryan. Come and join us for this special book signing event with Keith[...]




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

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