Hollywood Historical Society Lecture Series Brings Local History to Life

From hurricanes to politics to firefighting to crime, Hollywood’s history encompasses more than just old buildings.  And on one Sunday every month the Hollywood Historical Society takes its show on the road to the Stirling Road branch of the Broward Public Library to show you all about it.  

For the past eight years, people come to learn about these and other historical topics, often from those who were actually there!  Reviews have been consistently incredible, no matter what the content.  

In fact, based on the success of the HHS presentation on the venerable Hollywood Beach Hotel, the Society, with the support of the Windhover Foundation, produced an Emmy®-winning  documentary film on the subject!  Going forward will be another documentary; this one on the history of Liberia, the Hollywood neighborhood originally planned and laid out by J. W. Young in 1923 to be exclusively for and run by African-Americans. 

The next two lectures on the HHS agenda are the Stonewall National Museum Archives & Library, scheduled for June 11th, and The History of Hurricanes in South Florida, featuring Fox News Meteorologist & Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross, on July 23rd. 

“I am very proud to have presented the Hollywood Historical Society Lecture Series for the last eight years,” said Karen Albertson, past HHS president, who coordinates the series.  “Each month, we have our regular as well as new guests, and all enjoy our presentations, speakers, and learning about our city’s history.   We look forward to adding more and more exciting topics in the future.”  

The Lecture Series is just one part of the Hollywood Historical Society’s agenda of activities and events supporting its mission to keep the City’s history alive for current and future generations. Please visit our website for more information.

To learn more about the Hollywood Historical Society, a nonprofit 501(c)(3)* cultural organization founded and operated by volunteers, or to join us, email [email protected], or visit www.hollywoodhistoricalsociety.org.

The Hollywood Historical Society has over 20,000 items in its collection, and also offers many unique items, including books, historic postcards, photographs, maps, and posters, for sale at the Research Center at its headquarters at Hammerstein House. 
Please call 954-923-5590 for hours.