Making Waves Graphic 550History Fort Lauderdale presents “Making Waves: a visual history of the marine industry in Fort Lauderdale” at The Galleria, Fort Lauderdale (2414 East Sunrise Blvd. October 11 – November 1

Coinciding with Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Making Waves features 40 never-before-displayed oversized images chronicling contributions of marine industry pioneers. The exhibit, serves as an extension of History Fort Lauderdale’s newest permanent installation, “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” chronicles the marine pioneers and companies that contributed to the city’s rise to yachting fame.

“Fort Lauderdale’s waterways are and always have been elemental to the success of our great city,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of History Fort Lauderdale. “This year is such an important milestone in showcasing the accomplishments of those innovators and businesses who contributed to making Fort Lauderdale a renowned worldwide yachting and vacation destination. We’re pleased to highlight their accomplishments through this ‘Making Waves’ exhibit, our annual fundraiser and our new permanent History Museum maritime exhibit.”

This free engaging exhibit showcases nearly 40 never-before-displayed hand-tinted, black and white and color photos and illustrations from the 1890s to the present. Included are images of Seminole ancestors in dugouts navigating waterways, aerial views of Bahia Mar and Lauderdale Marinas, Pier Sixty-Six pre-construction, Intracoastal cruising, Broward Marine and King Boat Works craftsmen and more. Also included will be a tribute to this year’s 25th anniversary History Fort Lauderdale History Makers event honorees - the Denison Family (Denison Yachting) and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), now celebrating its 60th anniversary. History Makers, commending individuals and companies who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale, will take place on Saturday, October 30, at the Superyacht Pavilion at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina.

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2021 FORT LAUDERDALE HISTORY MAKERS Presented By Roscioli Yachting Center and Lauderdale Marine Center.
This year, History Fort Lauderdale’s annual fundraiser, History Makers, will honor the MARINE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA and special pioneers in boatbuilding FRANK AND GERTRUDE DENISON, recognizing their contribution in establishing our region as the yachting capital of the world.

October 30, 2021
6:30-8:30 pm
Super Yacht Pavillion at Pier 66

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Ofrendas — October 3 - November 2, 2021
Sunday, October 3rd opening for Inspiracion Frida and Ofrendas from 11 am - 3 pm online and in person, RSVP for opening tickets.

Adriana Torres Sanchez 200Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an homage to the colorful tradition of Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos.
Inspiracion Frida memorials for those we have loved and lost.
Memorial Alters, Community Conversation, Pop-up Performances, Puppetry, Skeleton Professional
Opening with music, dance and of course, puppets on Sunday, October 3rd, the exhibition of community Ofrendas will remain on view daily at HISTORY Fort Lauderdale until November 2nd.

October 18th Community Conversation
History Fort Lauderdale and Florida Day of the Dead welcome the honorable Adriana Torres, Director of the Instituto Cultural de Mexico en Miami for a discussion about the culture and history of Dia de los Muertos in Mexico.
Attendees can join in person or online as the presentation will be livestreamed on History Fort Lauderdale's youtube channel.
online and in person. RSVP here.