Broward County

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

  • African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
    The Center includes an auditorium, art gallery, and an extensive collection of over one million items, including rare books, artifacts, artwork, oral histories, manuscripts, photographs, and reference materials focusing on African American history and culture. 
  • Art and Culture Center – Hollywood
    Housed in a 1924 Spanish Mediterranean mansion, the center presents contemporary gallery exhibitions, live stage performances, and educational resources.
  • Bienes Museum of the Modern Book
    The Museum includes space for programs and exhibitions, and houses over 15,000 items, including rare books and special collections, such as Florida artists’ books, WPA project artifacts, and children’s literature and artifacts dating back to the 1930s.
  • Broward College Archives & Special Collections
    Along with the University’s archival records, unique collections such as African and Egyptian artifacts, Asian art, and Florida history collections, among others, are available.
  • Broward County Historical Archives
    The Archives holds over 800 archival collections and 120,000 cataloged items including personal papers and photographs of local families, local organization records, oral histories, archaeological material, and more.
  • Deerfield Beach Historical Society
    Housed in the Butler family home, the Society preserves the history of Deerfield beach through publications, exhibits, events, and outreach services.
  • History Fort Lauderdale
    Collects, preserves, and shares the community’s past and maintains a 1907 house museum and three other historic structures from 1905. The Museum has a permanent exhibit reflecting the importance of the Florida East Coast Railway.
  • Historic Stranahan House Museum
    Built in 1901 by Stranahan, credited as Fort Lauderdale’s founding father, the house is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County and served as a trading post. The Museum details the history of Fort Lauderdale and the life of Frank and Ann Stranahan.
  • Hollywood Historical Society
    Comprises over 20,000 items, including bound volumes of the “Hollywood Sun-Tattler” newspaper, preserving the city of Hollywood’s history.
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame Henning Library and Archive
    Provides a thorough record of four centuries of written, taped and filmed aquatic sports. Extraordinary treasures of the collection are found in the R. Max Ritter Rare Book Room, with over 400 pre-1900 vintage volumes, 310 scrapbooks with the pictures and memorabilia of the past century, and 114 unique aquatic sports magazines.
  • Oakland Park Historical Society
    The Society promotes preservation of Oakland Park’s history and places of historical significance, such as the Pioneer House & Museum.
  • Old Dillard Museum
    Old Dillard was Fort Lauderdale’s first school for African-American students and formerly called “the colored school.” The museum encompasses exhibits, documents, photographs, and materials that highlight the history of African Americans in Broward county.
  • Parkland Historical Society
    The Historical society/ museum comprises historical artifacts, written accounts, oral histories, folk-life, and memorabilia relating to the City of Parkland.
  • Plantation Historical Society / Museum
    Founded in 1985, “exhibits include artifacts from the Seminole and Tequesta tribes, memorabilia from the Fire and Police departments, and historically significant families, including the Peters’.”
  • Pompano Beach Historical Society and Kester Cottage Museum
    The Society’s mission is to collect and preserve the history of the Greater Pompano Beach area, through their archives, public programs, and museum exhibits.
  • South Florida Railway Museum
    Located in Deerfield Beach and housed in a freight storage room of a station built-in 1926, the museum contains Seaboard railroad working scale models, rail artifacts, uniforms, and memorabilia.
  • Stonewall National Library and Archives
    Currently the largest LGBTQ library in the United States, the archives document LGBT cultural and social history. Among their collections is the extensive Pulp Fiction collection. In the John C. Graves Reading Room, visitors can find over 28,000 books and  DVDs and more than 60 national and regional periodicals
  • Tamarac Historical Society
    The Tamarac Historical Society archives are stored in the Park and Recreation Building in Tamarac. The collection consists of pictures and documents about the growth of the City, built by Kenneth Berhing.