FORT LAUDERDALE HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 219 Sw 2ND Ave Ft Lauderdale FL 33301 USA

Mission: HISTORICAL MUSEUM

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Rating: 5 stars  

Tara revisited along the New River, the heart of the Historic District. We drove down on Memorial Day to avoid the crowds. I now appreciate the lifestyle that existed in the Old South, but understand the commitment and cost to preserve history. The Society replaced the roof on the King-Cromartie House and recently started replacing the metal roof on the New River Inn &Museum.

For a great Jazz experience, the first Sunday of each month the Riverfront is alive with thousands of people with lawn chairs and baskets of food and drink. Dogs walkers are everywhere along with food and drink concessions. Best spot is behind the Inn, plenty of shade trees and a great spot to enjoy Jazz Fest. The Society has daily tours, but after the Jazz Fest they sponsor a tour along the river to Himmershee and Brickell Ave--its both interesting and beautiful!

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A professional operation, nice people, great volunteers--very knowledgeable.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The history and growth of Fort Lauderdale started at the intersection of the New River and Florida East Coast Railroad. The New River Inn was the first hotel in what is now Fort Lauderdale and is the "grand dame" of architecture and Southern charm. The Museum captures the themes from Second Seminole War to the boom/bust cycles of the 20th Century to the explosive growth until present. You can see the contrast from the river of commerce looking east and west--the dynamic growth is amazing. The Historical Village includes the first residential buildings in 1905 for the Bryan Family. And, the Pioneer Home of the King-Cromartie Family, restored to its 1907 preserving most of historic lifestyle, the only example of its kind

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an elementary teacher with 25 years experience, one of the most educational and fun trips for students was Pioneer Day at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Village. The girls are intrigued with the King-Cromartie House and dresse in pioneer attire and use scrub boards to do wash. Yes, they have fun! The boys enjoy the 1899 Replica School House and all their choirs to assist their first teacher, Miss Ivy Cromardie, to chase away the bugs and vermin before entering the schoolhouse in the 1900s. Now, they are rewarded with cold lemonade. The grounds are perfect for picnics and easy transportation. The New River Inn is stately with animated panoramas depicting the Indian Wars to 21st century tribute--Fort Lauderdale still is pioneering new achievements. It's good fun for the children, teachers and parents alike.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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