Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Historian Helen Landers to speak

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Volunteer Group is honored to welcome Broward County Historian Helen Landers to speak at our Volunteer Lecture Series on Tuesday, July 13 (changed from July 12) at 5:30 in the Lucy Bryan Room in the New River Inn. Helen will speak on the Broward County Historical Commission journals, Legacy.
We know you will enjoy Helen’s vast knowledge and the manner in which she presents. Helen’s unique sense of humor is always enjoyed by her audiences.

This may interest you also.
The history of Broward County will be presented in a series of three Brown Bag Historical Lunch Programs by the Broward County Historical Commission, each beginning at noon on Thursdays, June 17 which dealt with the early local history, July 15 and August 19, in the Historical Commission Museum, 301 S.W. 13th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.

Each program will focus on a different time period in Broward's history:

• June 17: From the Ancient South Floridians to the Second Seminole War

• July 15: From Statehood in 1845 to the Formation of Broward County in 1915

• August 19: From a Population of 4,763 to a Million Plus

The program will be moderated by Helen Landers, the Broward County Historian. Participants are encouraged to bring historical records, documents and remembrances.

Attendees should bring their own brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided by the Historical Commission. Guests are advised not to park in the numbered spaces to the south of the building. For additional information on the program, call Helen Landers at 954-357-5514. For parking information, call 954-357-5553

Friday, May 21, 2010

Speakers Bureau

FLHS’s Speakers Bureau is eager to speak to groups at most times - weekdays or weekends or daytime or evenings, etc.
Our scholars love to talk about Fort Lauderdale’s history, Sandy Nininger, Ivy and Frank Stranahan, Henry Flagler and the Florida Easy Coast Railway which passes by our campus every day and has since Feb. 22, 1896.
If you are interested in presenting at no cost a fun and interesting historical speaker to your group,
call Ellen Ferrelli at 954-463-4431 X12
or Cell 603-991-3165.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fish Fry Event on May 8th 2010

Old Florida Fish Fry

Date:Saturday, May 8, 2010
Time: 5:00 to 8:30pm
Delicious food, musical entertainment, family fun and fishing on the banks of the New River, cake walk, historical tours, key lime pie contest for local chefs, old fashioned lemonade, home made ice cream,raffle with twenty fabulous baskets!
$20 Adults
$10 Children
Free under six

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club