Celebrate Mexico’s Día de los Muertos with Ofrendas, a Cultural Immersion Exhibit at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Sunday, 10/07/2018 – 11/02/2018 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
New River Inn at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Cost: $15 adults; $12 seniors; $7 students; Free for members, military and children ages 6 and under.
Celebrate the colorful traditions and heritage of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos during “Ofrendas,” a cultural immersion exhibit, opening Sunday, October 7 at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. The History Museum housed in the New River Inn on the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society campus will be awash in bold hues and imaginative decor as it showcases both fine art and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas,” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed. Associated activities will include family fun on opening day from noon – 4 p.m., a Community Conversation about Day of the Dead with an artifact repatriation ceremony on October 29 at 6 p.m. and a closing evening of parades, costumes and revelry on Friday, November 2 from noon – 8 p.m.
This “Ofrendas” exhibit is part of Fort Lauderdale Historical Society’s “Fall in Love” Florida resident discount program. “Fall in Love” will offer residents a chance to experience history in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, participate in activities and view new exhibits at 50% off general admission each visit through November 30 (some exclusions apply) and receive 25% off of a $100 yearly membership which includes admission to hundreds of museums around the US through the Southeast Museums Reciprocal Program.*
For more information about the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at www.fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.
About the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS)
For 56 years, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS) has brought the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in five historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the 1907 King Cromartie House Museum, the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1905 Philemon Nathaniel Bryan House, the 1899 Replica Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse 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. The FLHS is located at 219 Southwest Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The FLHS is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.
* Discounts will be taken off of regular general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. Proof of Florida residency required.