Celebrate a return to arts and culture with free tickets to History Fort Lauderdale in honor of Smithsonian Magazine’s national Museum Day on September 18. Museum Day brings together the nation’s museums, zoos, and cultural centers to offer free admission to patrons, representing a national commitment to access, equality, and inclusion. Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors–it 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.
Guests can claim their two free History Fort Lauderdale tickets by clicking here. Tickets will be available to download beginning at midnight on Wednesday, August 18. Quantities may be limited.
This year’s Museum Day theme is “Experience America.” Visitors will explore South Florida history from the prehistoric to the present. Permanent exhibits in the New River Inn History Museum include “Dugouts to Dream Yachts: The Story of Boat Guilding on the New River,” “Seminole Arts & Culture,” “Archaeology of the New River,” “Henry Flagler & FEC Railroad,” “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale,” “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” and more. Also on display is “The Art of Tim Forman: Florida Everglades,” featuring colorful impressionist, environmentally-inspired works.
Visitors may also explore 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 to the present, plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps, and 5,000 architectural blueprints.