Plantation Historical Society

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Plantation Historical Society is a 501(c) (3) corporation. A copy of the registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free within the State of Florida.  Registration does not imply endorsement approval or recommendation by the State of Florida.

The toll-free number of the department is 1-800-help-fla (435-7352) calling from within the state of Florida or 850-410-3800 calling from outside of Florida.  The department’s website is www.800helpfla.com.  Registration number is CH53202.

The Plantation Historical Society Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) organization that supports the Plantation Historical Museum with several fundraising events such as the bi-annual Broward County Plant Affair, the Annual Flea Market and the Museum's The Gift Shop.

We sponsor all of the Museum's presentations, programs, events & exhibits.

With the support of the City of Plantation, we work to address the needs of the Museum.

How It All Began 

1974

A small group of women formed the Plantation Historical Society to preserve the history and archives of our community. The first meeting was held in Genevieve Veltri's home and  she was elected as the first president. Also, present were Ginny Allen, Helen Bigney, Carol Barton, Lois Brickhouse, Betty Cobb, Beverly Grant, Marilyn King, Phyllis NApp and Dottie O'Hare. 

A vacant room at City Hall was the Society's first home and the first public exhibit.

1985

After several fundraisers, the Plantation Historical Museum was built and dedicated

1991

A new addition was built to exhibit the Plantation Fire Department's Engine No.1

2008

A multipurpose room was added to the Museum to accommodate presentations, group meetings and an art gallery.