Guided tours in Ft. Lauderdale bring history to the now

January 5, 2018 by  

Residents and visitors to Ft. Lauderdale this winter have the opportunity to enjoy guided tours of the area’s history through the work of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.

In late January, the society will also host a Family Fun Day. Tours will explore historic locations where pioneers to South Florida, such as Sebastian Verezaluze and William Lauderdale, traveled and built some of the primary early buildings in the area. They will also examine the history of the indigenous peoples in the area.

The guided tour will explore the area where the Railroad and the River meet, centering on the historic village. This contains Broward County’s highest concentration of historic buildings.

Many historical societies and other groups use brochure printing to advertise their offerings at local hotels in residential areas.

The organization’s Family Fun Day will be hosted by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society at Orchard Supply Hardware on January 20. The event will run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, and attendees are encouraged to register for free on the website. Children will be able to enjoy a kid-focused archeology dig headed by the Florida Public Archaeology Network, as well as demonstrations by Seminole artists and of pottery making. Refreshments and raffles will be enjoyed.

Tours begin at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm every day. Ticket prices are available online.