Annual “Pineapple Jam” is benefiting the Historic Stranahan House Museum on the New River in Fort Lauderdale, and this year was presented by AutoNation in partnership with the Riverwalk Trust. Pineapple Jam guests joined Community Co-Chairs, Gale Butler and Christine Madsen, and Host Committee Co-Chairs, Pat Kublin and Matthew McAloon, for an elegant evening, as Fort Lauderdale’s unique history is celebrated with fellowship and philanthropy. The evening featured a live and silent auction, classic cocktails, Southern-Style dinner, and entertainment provided by the Venetian Arts Society.
Stranahan House, built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan, credited as Fort Lauderdale’s founding father, and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area’s first school teacher, is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County. The site has served as a trading post, post office, town hall, and home to the Stranahans. A guided tour of Fort Lauderdale’s Historic Stranahan House Museum is like a journey through time – a story of a family, a house, and a city. It is a link to a time when Seminole Indians made friends with a young Ohioan who settled in the frontier town now known as Fort Lauderdale. Tours are given daily at 1, 2, and 3pm with an admission price of $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $7 students/children.