Today I learned about Ivy Stranahan. She is a new hero of mine. I love learning about women who are strong and compassionate. Thank you Doris and Rodelia for the great job you did... read more
The Historic Stranahan House Museum is the City's oldest surviving...
The Historic Stranahan House Museum is the City's oldest surviving structure. The story of the Stranahan House is the story of a family, a house, and a city.
The Stranahan House was built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan, Fort Lauderdale's founding father, and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area's first school teacher. The house has served as a trading post, post office, community center, town hall and home to the Stranahans. The Stranahan House has stood at the center of Fort Lauderdales growth since it was built and played a significant role in the economic and social life of this community.
Open daily for guided House tours at 1, 2, and 3pm. Special events, weddings, and holiday programs.