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5 Multicultural Gems Throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida

by Aoife O'Riordan

Apr 6, 2023

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Family travelers wanting to introduce or further immerse kids in the histories and cultures of South Florida should spend some time exploring Greater Fort Lauderdale. With people from more than 170 countries calling the area home, Greater Fort Lauderdale honors National Diversity Month by highlighting some important and enlightening museums, centers and attractions.



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Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Located on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum features more than 200,000 artifacts and archival items. A visit to this museum means learning about the Seminole people and getting a better understanding of the tribe’s rich culture. Visitors also explore the tribe’s historical ties to the Southeast United States and Southeast Florida.


African American Research Library and Cultural Center

A focal point in Fort Lauderdale’s historically Black Sistrunk neighborhood, this center spans 60,000 square feet and is home to a vast amount of books on Black history and culture. The center even houses some rare books, many written by authors of African American descent.


Island Space Caribbean Museum

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Island SPACE Caribbean Museum

In Plantation, Florida, lies Island SPACE, the country’s only Caribbean heritage museum. This museum brings Caribbean art, history and culture to life, while also paying tribute to native Caribbean artists who were displaced and now call South Florida home.


Historic Ali Cultural Center

At this cultural center, visitors can enjoy public visual arts exhibits and performances reflecting the heritage of Pompano’s African American community.


Blanche Ely House Museum

The former home of Blanche and Joseph Ely, Blanche Ely House Museum showcases significant social and cultural milestones of Pompano Beach’s Northwest Community. The resorted space also serves as an active cultural hub offering a variety or artmaking and storytelling workshops.


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