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First Fort Lauderdale Walking Tour App Will Launch This Fall Featuring Archival Photos And Stories

by Holly Gambrell Aug 21, 2018 05:16 PM

The first Broward County walking tour for the Florida Stories app is coming this fall. 

Thanks to a Florida Humanities Council Grant, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will develop a new interactive tour on the app. The Broward County section of the app is set to launch in October.

The app will allow residents and tourists alike to learn about Fort Lauderdale’s history at their own paces. The app will be available through the App Store and Google Play, and will feature archival photos, renderings and cultural narratives.

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The walking tour via the app will include up to 1.5 miles and up to 12 significant locations, with accompanying audio descriptions of five minutes or less at each stop. The tour will also include a rack card with icons of the tour stops and a map.

The information for the app is being sourced through the Hoch Research Library’s 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints. The app is also being created under the guidance of the Florida Humanities Council.

Florida Stories Walking Tours also includes Key West, Pensacola, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee and Tampa.

For more information, visit fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org.

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