History Fort Lauderdale
Home to the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, this museum and living village of early 20th century buildings offers displays for children and adults. Kids can learn about the lives of settlers through the village's re-enactments, pioneer museum and replica 1899 schoolhouse. Hour-long historical walking tours run Saturdays at noon and start at the New River Inn, which houses the history museum just steps away from the Riverwalk. Go back in time with the Society's collection of pioneer artifacts, furniture, clothing and farming tools, including World War II uniforms and Seminole artifacts. View manuscripts of Fort Lauderdale's first settlers, local historians and writings from Dr. James Glenn's days as a Seminole Indian Agent. The Society also owns a collection of oral history tapes, 250,000 historical photographs of Broward County and hard copies of old newspapers, including a 19th century series on the Seminole Wars.