This year, the 20th annual Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Founders Dinner honored Winterfest® and the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade for its positive influence and economic impact of more than $48 million on the local community. The “Dock, Dine and Dance” themed event was held at Pier Top Lounge at Hyatt Regency Pier 66, and Host Jessica Koussevitzky had her “EyeOn” it. “The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society provides education, research and preservation of our rich history. Now they honor one of our oldest AND BEST LOVED events: Winterfest, a 43 year-old tradition that launches the holiday season in Greater Fort Lauderdale and welcomes with dazzling lights the first of winter weary tourists to our sun-kissed shores,” said Nicki E. Grossman, President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
About the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society:
The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society brings the history of greater Fort Lauderdale to life through education, research and preservation for the enrichment of present and future generations.
The Importance of Our Mission:
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 fifty one years.