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Review for History Fort Lauderdale, Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

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!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for History Fort Lauderdale, Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

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

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  General Member of the Public