Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Find Out How Fort Lauderdale Really Started

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society is pleased to announce the return of the popular Historic Walking Tours of Fort Lauderdale. Hear stories about Old Fort Lauderdale and the early Pioneers, learn about Henry Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railroad and visit some of the oldest buildings in the city. Tours begin at 2:30 p.m. in the lobby area of the New River Inn, one of the first hotels built in Fort Lauderdale. Tours take place on the first Sunday of the month October through May immediately following the Sunday Jazz Brunch. Tours are open to the public and free of charge, but donations to the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society are greatly appreciated. Historian Jim Sweeney will be leading the tours. For more information contact Ellen Ferrelli at 954.463.4431 (ext. 12) or education@fortlauderdalehistorycenter.org

ABOUT THE FORT LAUDERDALE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS) continues to work toward fulfilling its mission of preserving the historic heritage of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and keeping alive the history of the region. The FLHS strives to encourage the love of local history in the youth of the city; to foster and support investigation, study and research into the historical information pertaining to the City; to publish, and disseminate historical information; and to encourage the preservation of historical sites and structures.

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