Hidden Treasures: Old Dillard Museum 

This two story beige building was built in 1924, and was the first black high school in Broward County. In 1930 the school was named after Dr. James Hardy Dillard, who was a prominent philanthropist and educator. The school stopped operation in 1989. 

Today, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been run as a regional historical museum since 1995. The Old Dillard Museum features guided tours, films, lectures, workshops, classes, conferences, unique exhibitions, local artists’ displays, and ethnic celebrations. These educational activities serve school children, community members, and patrons from all cultural backgrounds. The subjects generally covered at this historical museum include the arrival of people of African descent to the region and other local events leading to the Civil Rights Movement.

Visit the Old Dillard Museum at:

1019 NW 4th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Phone: (754) 322-8828
Website: Old Dillard Museum 

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