Delight in a One-of-a-Kind Victorian Tea Party at Stranahan House

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl – It’s high time for tea at the Historic Stranahan House Museum! Guests are invited to join Frank and Ivy Stranahan along the banks of the New River on Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. for an afternoon high tea and private house tours.

The event will take place under the canopy at the Stranahan House, where guests will be transported to Fort Lauderdale circa 1901 for a celebratory tea party commemorating Ivy Stranahan’s birthday. Attendees will indulge in hor d’oeuvres and tea while interacting with Fort Lauderdale’s founding family.

“Ivy Cromartie Stranahan came to Fort Lauderdale in 1899 to become the area’s very first school teacher,” said April Kirk, executive director of the Historic Stranahan House Museum. “She married Frank Stranahan in 1900 and went on to informally teach Seminole children. As a staunch supporter of equal rights for women and the Seminoles, Ivy’s social activism enabled Fort Lauderdale to become a thriving metropolis and home to individuals of all walks of life. We’re proud to host a tea party in her honor for the community she helped build.”

Tickets for the Victorian Tea Party are $25 per person and advanced registration is required. Seating is limited. For more information and ticket sales, please call 954-524-4736 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tickets can also be purchased online at

About Historic Stranahan House and Museum

The Stranahan House was built in 1901, when Broward County was no more than a bleak southern frontier supposedly unsuited for human habitation. The existing residents were the Seminoles who traveled down the New River to Frank Stranahan’s trading post to do business. Over the years as Fort Lauderdale grew and developed, the house became a post office, boarding house, restaurant and home to the “Founding Father” and “First Lady” of Fort Lauderdale – Frank and Ivy Stranahan. Today it stands as the oldest house in Fort Lauderdale and an epicenter of Broward County’s long and fascinating history.

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