Stranahan House Hosts Summer Benefits on Aug. 20 and Sept. 28

Cool off this summer with some fresh libations at two events that support the Historic Stranahan House Museum, the oldest and most historically significant structure in Broward County:

History Happy Hour: The Civic Activism of Ivy Stranahan

Tuesday, August 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Combine your love of history with a glass of featured wine at the Historic Stranahan House Museum’s History Happy Hour on Tuesday, August 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Join local historian and Broward County Schools educator Michelle Sammartino for a deep dive into the civic and social activism of Fort Lauderdale’s first lady, Ivy Stranahan. Learn how Ivy challenged the status quo by fighting for the rights of women, African Americans and Native Americans during the early 20th century and the role she played in the creation of numerous Fort Lauderdale organizations such as the Fort Lauderdale Women’s Club, Audubon Society, Red Cross and more.

Stranahan House is located at 335 SE 6th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Special summer pricing includes tickets for just $10 for Stranahan House members and Broward County Public Schools teachers and staff. Tickets are $15 for non-members. Complimentary light bites, wine and museum tours are included. Advanced registration is requested. To register, call 954-524-4736 or email For more information, visit

Cocktails for History Benefitting Stranahan House

Saturday, September 28 at 6 p.m.

Celebrate this month’s FAT Village Art Walk with a special edition of the Cocktails for Humanity pop-up bar benefitting the Historic Stranahan House Museum. “Cocktails for History” takes place on Saturday, September 28 from 6 to 11 p.m. at General Provision, located at 525 N.W. 1st Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Featuring an all-star lineup of community leaders volunteering as bartenders, 100 percent of the proceeds will support the historic preservation of the local landmark and help fund the Museum’s educational programs, including reduced-rate and free school programs for local students. The event is free to attend and a cash bar will include favorites from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tipping is encouraged! For more information, call 954-524-4736 or visit

About Historic Stranahan House and Museum

The Stranahan House was built in 1901and remains the oldest and most historically significant structure in Broward County. Credited as being the region’s first permanent white settler and businessman, Frank Stranahan operated a trading post to do business with a handful of travelers the area’s original residents, the Seminole Indians. Over the years as Fort Lauderdale grew and developed, the house became a post office, boarding house, restaurant and home to the “Founding Father” and “First Lady” of Fort Lauderdale – Frank and Ivy Stranahan. Today it stands on its original location in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale and is the epicenter of Broward County’s long and fascinating history. For more information, visit