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Fort Lauderdale’s FEC Passenger Station Exhibit

This new exhibition allows guests to take a quick look at Florida East Coast passenger service in Fort Lauderdale and investigates the importance of the passenger station to the growth of the town. For most of its inhabited history, the New River has been difficult to access. Tropical foliage and the Everglades made traveling south over land slow and tedious. When the first Florida East Coast train arrived at the north bank of the New River in 1896, Fort Lauderdale finally had a reliable, efficient connection to the rest of the country. For nearly 50 years, Fort Lauderdale’s FEC Passenger Station – once situated directly across from the New River Inn – welcomed tens of thousands of people to Fort Lauderdale.

Halloween Ghost Tours

The Historic Stranahan House Museum takes you on a fantastical journey with spirits, legends, and Halloween fun! Travel back in time to experience a Victorian home funeral and burial at Fort Lauderdale’s oldest home. Then join Pirate Pete and his crew for a spirit-filled boat ride. In partnership with Blue Foot Pirate Adventures. Cost is $30 per person, advance registration is required. For tickets please call (954) 524-4736.

Lecture: Roman Vishniac Rediscovered Stephen Ross Levitt

Roman Vishniac provided to the world memorable and poignant photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, taken in the years immediately before World War II and the Holocaust. These photos, many of which are reprinted in the text A Vanished World, have come to influence how the American public perceives Jewish life in Poland in the interwar period. Academy Award®—winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski had this collection in mind when he filmed the noteworthy scenes in the movie Schindler’s List. Using the Vishniac photos as a starting point, Nova Southeastern University’s Associate Professor Stephen Ross Levitt will address the question of the legal, political, religious, and economic circumstances of Jews in Poland between the wars. Pending time, Levitt will also consider some of Vishniac’s photos that illustrate life in Berlin during the 1920s and 1930s, as well as immediately after World War II. Free with Museum admission. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Adrienne Chadwick at achadwick@moafl.org or (954) 262-0241.

Educator Day Against the Grain and Roman Vishniac

Educators will explore what’s new at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale! View current exhibitions including Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design from the Museum of Art and Design and Roman Vishniac Rediscovered from the International Center for Photography. Participate in a short hands-on art demonstration, enjoy a docent tour, gather educational resources, and enter a drawing to win exhibition merchandise. Free Museum admission for teachers with ID. Please RSVP to Adrienne Chadwick at achadwick@moafl.org or (954) 262-0241.

Second Monday Speaker Series

Archeologist Matt DeFelice will speak about La Florida and the Ships of Discovery. Lecture begins at 6:00 PM. The series is free and open to the public, and all lectures take place in the New River Inn.

Second Monday Speaker Series | Potluck Dinner

Birch Willey, a resident and amateur historian whose family settled in Fort Lauderdale in the late 1800s, shares his personal history of the city up to the opening of the first Las Olas Bridge. This monthly series includes a potluck dinner and the opportunity to mingle with local residents and visitors, in addition to an informative and engaging lecture that highlights a different topic and speaker each month. Admission is complimentary and guests are encouraged to bring a dish to share for the dinner.

Cool Saturdays Summer Special | Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Saturdays are cool at Bonnet House on Saturdays, September 7 and 21. Visitors can explore the whimsical house, where fish sculptures rise in the air, shells have their own museum, shady nature trails invite to search for playful monkeys in the trees, and majestic swans swim in the freshwater lakes. Admission is $10 for adults (half price of normal admission), and free for children 12 and under from 9 a.m.–4.p.m. on these days.

To kick off this summer special, visitors will have the opportunity to feast on their food of choice from a bevy of food trucks that will be on-site for everyone to enjoy. Tour admission is always free for Bonnet House members. Visit BonnetHouse.org for updated information and additional summer events, including Viva 500 Best in Show Series featuring works from local artists inspired by 500 years of Florida history.

Cool Saturdays Summer Special | Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Saturdays are cool at Bonnet House on Saturdays, September 7 and 21. Visitors can explore the whimsical house, where fish sculptures rise in the air, shells have their own museum, shady nature trails invite to search for playful monkeys in the trees, and majestic swans swim in the freshwater lakes. Admission is $10 for adults (half price of normal admission), and free for children 12 and under from 9 a.m.–4.p.m. on these days.

To kick off this summer special, visitors will have the opportunity to feast on their food of choice from a bevy of food trucks that will be on-site for everyone to enjoy. Tour admission is always free for Bonnet House members. Visit BonnetHouse.org for updated information and additional summer events, including Viva 500 Best in Show Series featuring works from local artists inspired by 500 years of Florida history.

Fort Lauderdale’s FEC Passenger Station Exhibit

This new exhibition allows guests to take a quick look at Florida East Coast passenger service in Fort Lauderdale and investigates the importance of the passenger station to the growth of the town. For most of its inhabited history, the New River has been difficult to access. Tropical foliage and the Everglades made traveling south over land slow and tedious. When the first Florida East Coast train arrived at the north bank of the New River in 1896, Fort Lauderdale finally had a reliable, efficient connection to the rest of the country. For nearly 50 years, Fort Lauderdale’s FEC Passenger Station – once situated directly across from the New River Inn – welcomed tens of thousands of people to Fort Lauderdale.

Viva Florida 500 Best in Show Series Gallery 928 to benefit

Viva Florida 500 Best in Show Series continues at Gallery 928 with its second opening reception featuring Bonnet House fine artists Marilyn Johansen, Flor Lecht, Debi Liptak, Louis Mezian, Debbie Rubin and Tricia Rutsis. Viva Florida 500 Best in Show Series is a celebration of Ponce de Leon discovering La Florida, and the works selected for this series are inspired by 500 years of Florida history, which include abstract as well as realistic interpretations. This exhibition will include works of various media including watercolor, oil, photography and collage. A percentage of all art sale proceeds will benefit Bonnet House programs. All exhibitions include a wine & cheese reception with raffle and are free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece at each show.

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