Celebrate the Holidays with the Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society

Thanksgiving Dinner and Holiday Festival in Old Ft. Lauderdale

Nov 15, 2013, 18:28 ET from Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine experiencing authentic holiday celebrations fashioned in the style of yesteryear – events that transport kids and adults of all ages back in time to enjoy the festive traditions of a bygone era. You no longer have to imagine it, because you and your family have two opportunities to actually experience it!

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Thanksgiving Dinner at the New River Inn, Ft. Lauderdale
Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's not often that you get the chance to experience a true, old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinner, but on Thursday, November 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., that's exactly what you can do when the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS) takes you a century back in time to host such a dinner at the New River Inn (229 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale).

Guests will dine in the Inn's elegant Lucy Bryan room, enjoying such dishes as authentically prepared roasted chicken inspired from a menu straight out of 1919; cocktails, appetizers and mouth-watering dessert will also be served by staff dressed in 1900 period costumes while a flautist provides a musical backdrop.

Tickets for this unique dining experience are $75 per person with proceeds benefiting the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society – Registration deadline is Monday, November 18, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. For additional information or to register for this old fashioned Thanksgiving dinner, visit the "Events" page on the FLHS website at www.fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org or call 954-463-4431.

Holiday Festival in Old Ft. Lauderdale
Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will hold its 2nd Annual Family Holiday Festival in Old Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. along S.W. 2nd Avenue in the historical district of downtown Fort Lauderdale (ample parking is available in the nearby county parking garage.)

This FREE Family Holiday Festival features period costumed performers, traditional holiday decorations, historical tours, an old fashioned cake walk, arts and crafts, children's activities, wreath-making, holiday shopping and even a pet costume contest and parade. Children's performances, live music, dancing and cultural shows will be highlighted on the outdoor stage and holiday-themed refreshments will be available for purchase.

Additional information about the 2nd Annual Family Holiday Festival is available at www.oldfortlauderdale.org or by calling 954-463-4431.

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. The FLHS believes that a sense of history is fundamental to understanding human experience, and therefore, 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, we offer 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) lmenekou@conceptual-communications.com

SOURCE Fort Lauderdale Historical Society