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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Guests will enjoy an evening of poetry, music of the Seminole native flute as well as, sketching and media.
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.
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.




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. »