Celebrate Earth Optimism at Smithsonian Museum Day on Saturday, April 4, at History Fort Lauderdale
FREE Tickets Available, Now
Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion and acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities.
This year’s Museum Day participants at History Fort Lauderdale can browse a pop-art art sale by Seminole Tribe member Elgin Jumper, view a Colorful Warrior Theatre Performance and learn about the US Census Bureau and the League of Women Voters who are celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage.
Also on display will be “Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” a photo narrative by award-winning artist Lisette Morales, that addresses women’s issues, social injustice, migration, human rights, environmentalism, and LGBTQ concerns, the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.
WHEN: Saturday, April 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
COST: Free by visiting smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2020/ to register for tickets (2 per request). Quantities may be limited.
WHO: Presented by History Fort Lauderdale, bringing the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Visitors can explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910 – present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints.
MORE INFO: For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.