Free meet and book signing with author Christiana Lilly at History Fort Lauderdale

History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of stewardship of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature a book signing with Christiana Lilly, author of “100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before die,” on Monday, Nov. 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Lilly’s appearance is part of History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories,” a free monthly meet-the-author series that provides literature enthusiasts and history a chance to talk with local authors, buy their latest releases and have them signed at the New River Inn Museum of History.

From a swampy riverside outpost to a spring break mecca and world-class city in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale has taken on many identities over its history. But something that has never changed is its eclectic nature, which has drawn families, outdoor enthusiasts and well-heeled travelers year after year. “100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die” offers an insider’s look at all the best ways to make the most of your next vacation.

As a veteran journalist who has lived in the Fort Lauderdale area for more than a decade, including as a regular contributor or Visit Lauderdale (Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau), Lilly guides readers through the historic landmarks of the city, the restaurant gems, the quirky shops, and the cultural scene that makes the city so special – from Dom Pérignon breakfast at the Floridian to kayaking through the mangroves to contemporary works at the NSU Art Museum. Whether you’re a born-and-raised Fort Lauderdale resident, spend your winters here, or are in town for the weekend, “100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die” is a comprehensive guide to America’s Venice. .

Christiana Lilly is an award-winning journalist whose work ranges from lifestyle and community reporting to hard-hitting investigative reporting. She has been recognized by the Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Florida Press Club, and the Florida Magazine Association. She lives in Pompano Beach with her husband and their puppy.

Upcoming writers for the “Florida Scribes & Stories” series include Fred Fejes on December 7, Donn R. Colee, Jr. on January 17, and Mike McGinnis and Jeff Davies on February 11. Additional novelists and dates will be announced. Guests can RSVP at

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to host a variety of engaging multicultural experiences throughout the year. Permanent exhibits include “From Canoes to Dream Yachts,” a visual narrative weaving the story of the ever-changing use of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways by following strokes from first people to today’s tourists, “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows visitors to learn about the history of the city of Fort Lauderdale as told by the pioneering family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s until her current status as a top metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” an insight into the fashion and lifestyle of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star singer in comedy music, plus “New River Archeology” and a wealth of stories and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.The non-profit museum also houses a col collective labor of artists.

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Angela C. Hale