Old Dillard Museum

Welcome to the Old Dillard Museum

The Old Dillard Museum is a historical landmark and an education center operated by the Broward Public School System. Funding for the museum's activities is provided in part by the Old Dillard Foundation, Funding Arts Broward, Bank of America, The Links, Inc., The National Endowment for the Arts and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and other gracious supporters.

Old Dillard Museum Mission Statement

The Old Dillard Museum goal is to promote the proud heritage centered on the first National African-American Landmark in Broward County by preserving the building and contents, providing enriching exhibitions, presenting cultural activities, and supporting educational opportunities to keep Black history alive.


Old Dillard Foundation Mission Statement

  • Facilitate collaborative relationships and actions that allow and assure sustainable resources to support successful museum programs and projects that celebrate the pride, history and culture of the African American community.  
  • To be widely recognized for board excellence in governance, fund raising and stewardship in support of the African American heritage and culture.

Our Philosophy

The overall framework for the Old Dillard Museum's artistic and programmatic philosophy is community. The organization seeks to integrate cultural and educational programs with the heritage, revitalization and development of the Sistrunk corridor of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. The predominantly African-American community in this corridor has a strong historical attachment to Dillard High School, other predominantly black high schools in Broward County and to other cultural endeavors that were common to African-Americans in the county, state and nation.
The museum’s philosophy is to present the best practices and highest quality of visual and performing arts to inspire community self-esteem, cooperative activism and an appreciation of cultural diversity.


Contact Us

Derek T. Davis, Curator
Old Dillard Museum
1009 NW 4th Street 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
 (754) 322-8828

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