Welcome to the Old Dillard Museum


The Board of Trustees
The resources and vision to accomplish our goals takes the support of many people throughout the community. At the top of our list of supporters is the Old Dillard Foundation, Inc. which includes board members (l to r) Judi Hamilton, Noel Hyatt, Earlene Stiggles Horne (Vice President), Raleigh R. Rawls, Esq., Tiffany McNealy, Patricia West (President), Dr. Carl M. Crawford, Julia McElvy, and James Bradley (Treasurer). Not included in picture are: Odessa Striggles Bennett and Mary Black Rizor. Board members not only help the museum by providing money for exhibits, receptions and workshops, they help to recruit volunteers and to promote goodwill in the community. They are ambassadors of the rich and exciting heritage of the African-American community of Fort Lauderdale.

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Boa Me Na
Me Mmoa Wo: Help Me And Let
Me Help You

Broward County Public Schools,
The Old Dillard Foundation, Broward County Board of County Commissions through grants recommended by the Broward Cultural Council,
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Links, Inc.,
Funding Arts Broward (FAB)


Key Of Life

Gale Butler
Samuel Morrison
Dierdre & Dwight Wilson
Links Arts Facet Program, Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the Links, Inc.


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Bravery and Valor

Dorothy Orr
Amos & Bessie Bonner
North Broward Links

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Child of the Heavens

Gloria  Allen
Carl  Crawford
Derek Davis
Frederick Dixson
Eddie Fisher
Pauline Garrett
Leo Gray
Earlene Striggles Horne
Meredith McCleary
Mari Mennel-Bell
James Notter
Darryl Payne
Annie Rawls
Christopher & Desorae Smith
Maude Storr
Patricia West

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The Heart

Enid Allen
Howard Berger
Khary Bruyning
Jennings  Coleman III
Curtis & Angelita  Hodge
Julia  McElvy
Lorraine Mizell
Gerard Nanton
Raleigh Rawls
Albert Tucker
Micah & Vonetta Williams
First Baptist Church Piney Grove

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Looking Back to Make
a Better Future

Pamela Adams
W. George Allen
M. Margaret Bates
Hayward  Benson
Vincella Brathwaite
Barbara Cooper
Jana Davis
Richard & Mary J.Ehlinger
Ellen Ferrelli
Lena  Gillis
Derek Gillis, Sr.
Bitner Goodman
Gwendolyn  Hankerson
Lillian Hearns
Patsy Jones
Tyson Jones
Irvin Kiffin
Marcelle Martelly
Merrie Meyers-Kershaw
Betty Robinson
Dorothy Rubin
Elouise Simmons
Joy Veasy
Charles Webster


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    Florida's Emancipation Day is 20 Some' May. Like Juneteenth is to Texas, May 20, 1865 is the day that the slaves in Florida were told they were free.

    Join us at the Old Dillard Museum on May 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m. at our Emancipation Day Mini Festival.


    Nat Adderley Concert


    Your donation will secure you a seat at the upcoming concert featuring the nephew of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley.


    Make a tax deductible donation to the Old Dillard Foundation. Click below.


    We'll send a talented artist or spokesperson to your site for an exciting presentation. Starting at $150. Click below.


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    Ben Williams CutoutMr. Benjamin Williams, who is often called "Mr. Fantastic," is the 2013 Tree of Life Honoree. In addition to serving three four-year terms on the Broward County School Board as the Member for District 5, Mr. Williams had a outstanding career as an educator and administrator in Broward County Schools. During his years as a administrator, he is noted as designing and implementing the county's first magnet program at Walker Elementary in 1975, he later took the Performing Arts Magnet program to Parkway Middle School in 1988 and added technology to the curriculum as the county began to utilize technology in the district. The performing arts magnet at Parkway led to adding Arts and Music to Dillard High School with Williams as the principal in 1992. Williams was also the first black administrator assigned to a predominantly white elementary school when he became the principal of Nova Blanche Forman Elementary in 1970.

    To view past Tree of Life honorees and The Legacy Continues Video Click Here

    Come to the Old Dillard Museum and be inspired. Sensational tours are available Monday thru Friday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

    Summertime hours are Monday thru Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00pm. June 13th to August 11th.

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    Membership has priviliges!

    Membership benefits:

    • Membership recognition
    • Membership benefits at all Broward Attraction & Museum Month (BAMM) locations during the month of June.
    • Email updates on all events

    Click here to become a member today.

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    The Old Dillard Museum is a historical landmark and an education center operated by the Broward Public School System. Funding for the museum's activities is provided in part by the Old Dillard Foundation, Funding Arts Broward, Bank of America, The Links, Inc., The National Endowment for the Arts and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and other gracious supporters.

    (c) Copyright 2013 Old Dillard Museum, 1009 NW 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale FL 33311, 754-322-8828

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