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.
In celebration of Broward’s centennial, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society kicks off their Broward 100 Lecture Series with Samuel F. Morrison, founder and champion of Fort Lauderdale’s African-American Research Library and Culture Center (AARLCC). In his talk, he will discuss the history of the organization and his role in its development.
This event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is required.
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. »