STEP BACK IN TIME
EXHIBITS & COLLECTIONS
The permanent exhibits trace the history and development of the greater Fort Lauderdale area from pre-historic First Nation People to the first contact by Europeans through the present day. These exhibits are laid out in four galleries on the second floor of the New River Inn. Visitors will experience life-like displays, hear the voices of Fort Lauderdale pioneers, and step back in time with the help of numerous artifacts and images from the museums’ collections.
History Fort Lauderdale Permanent Exhibits
Juliette Lange – 1900 – 1920 Fashion & Musical Theatre
Fort Lauderdale resident Juliette Lange left an indelible mark on the 20th century social scene as a dancer, operetta singer and arts advocate. Photos, reviews, and jewelry provide an intimate glimpse into the glitz and glamor of Ms. Lange’s life as a child of Russian and Dutch immigrant parents and a pioneer woman in professional performance art
Dugouts to Dream Yachts
This exhibit weaves the story of the ever changing use of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways by following the strokes of the first people to today’s sightseers. Always a means of travel, now a lifestyle, Fort Lauderdale’s waterways have been and continue to be a vital part of community life.
The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale
Visitors 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.