The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society To Offer New Exhibit and Special Guest Lecturer in January

Dec 11, 2013, 09:53 ET from Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society has been bringing world-class programming, exhibitions and lectures right to the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale for more than 50 years. As we look forward to ringing in the New Year, the Historical Society wants to ensure that you begin 2014 with a healthy dose of culture, knowledge and history!


Sailing the Air: Aeronautics in Fort Lauderdale
Exhibit Opens January 10, 2014 and Closes May 18, 2014

Most would agree that flying is still an amazing experience. The ability to be lifted off the ground and transported to your destination in a fraction of the time in comparison to driving, is undeniably one of the most innovative advancements in our history. And while aviation has excelled and provided new opportunities all across the world, aviation has deep-rooted seeds right here in Fort Lauderdale.

On January 10, 2014, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will unveil a new exhibit entitled, Sailing the Air: Aeronautics in Fort Lauderdale. Displaying more than 20 photographs from the Historical Society's collection, Sailing the Air chronicles Fort Lauderdale's aviation culture from the early 1900s through the Jet Age.

This exhibit will be on display at the New River Inn (231 SW 2nd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) and is funded by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Broward County Cultural Division.

Modern By Tradition: Innovation & Transformation of Seminole Culture
A Free Lecture by: Dr. Andrew Frank

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society's ever-popular FREE lecture series will continue on January 13, 2014 with guest lecturer Dr. Andrew Frank. A professor at FSU, Dr. Frank is an ethnohistorian who focuses on the Florida Seminoles and the other southeastern Indians of the United States. He is currently finishing a book-length manuscript on the history of the Florida Seminoles tentatively entitled Those Who Camp at a Distance: The Seminoles and Indians of Florida. 

All lectures take place at the New River Inn located at 231 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This lecture is funded by the Florida Humanities Council.

To learn more about events and programming at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society or to RSVP for the Free Lecture Series visit or call 954-463-4431. Like what the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society is doing show us at 

About the Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society
The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS) brings the history of greater Fort Lauderdale to life through education, research and preservation for the enrichment of present and future generations. Believing that a sense of history is fundamental to understanding human experience, the FLHS collects, preserves and shares material from our community's past, so that present and future generations can comprehend more fully their predecessors, their community and themselves.

With education as the primary focus FLHS offers public lectures and workshops; publish teacher resource materials; arrange school and general group tours and activities; support scholarly research through significant research assistance; maintain a 1907 house museum and three other 1905 historic structures, and a museum of changing and permanent exhibitions, and operate a research center that has functioned uninterrupted for more than 50 years.

CONTACT: Laurie Menekou, (954) 271-4666 (or)

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