A Historical Good Time

Looking for a little knickknack for that history buff in your family? If so, there will be tons of storied treasures to see and buy Sunday at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society’s Holiday Craft Fair. Not only will the historical society’s home base, the Museum of History at the New River Inn (built in 1905, this former hotel was the first property in Broward County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places), have its gift shop open — with its historic prints and old-time toys — but it has welcomed many a local artisan, who will be selling vintage and handcrafted wares of their own. Additionally, guests are invited to take a free guided walking tour, starting at 2:30 p.m. This tour will take visitors on a journey through Fort Lauderdale’s venerable past. Walking down the New River, attendees will make stops at places like the King-Cromartie House (home of Fort Lauderdale’s first contractor, Edwin T. King) and a replica of Broward County’s first schoolhouse, circa 1899. This historical holiday bash takes place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New River Inn, located on 219 SW Second Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free. Call 954-463-4431, or visit fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org.
Sun., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2014