The Board of Directors of the Historic Sample Mc_Dougald House
at Centennial Park, Pompano Beach
cordially invites members, residents and area visitors to attend the
“Viva Florida 500”
Thursday, December 12, 2013
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Donation – $25 for members
Highlights include beautiful lights, decorations, music, house tour and special exhibits featuring Florida’s 500 year history and local heritage.
Sip champagne punch from the Fountain of Youth and enjoy an array of holiday beverages, appetizers and desserts
Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher will present the Viva Florida 500 Proclamation. County Mayor Kristin Jacobs will be recognized during the official dedication of the East Gazebo along with other prominent officials and guests.
Please RSVP with payment no later than 9:00 am, December 9, 2013
P.O. Box 1599, Pompano Beach, FL 33061
This is a limited event. Guests and/or payment the evening of the event cannot be accommodated.
RSVP and payment in advance required. (RSVPs limited). Contact 954 941-1103 for tickets.
Enjoy the Holidays
at the historic Sample-McDougald House
in Centennial Park, 450 NE 10th Street, Pompano Beach, FL
Tours from November 30 – December 28, 2013
Warm welcome, bright lights, beautiful decorations and more create a memorable holiday tradition among friends, families and area visitors.
Daytime Tours: Tuesdays and Thursday 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm; Saturdays on the hour 11 am–3pm (closed Dec 24 & 26)
Evening Tours: Tues Dec 17 and Sat Dec 28 5:30–8:30 pm
Featured Holiday Exhibits highlighting the 500 years of historic people, places and events in present day Florida since the arrival of Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513:
Viva Florida 500 Multi-Media Display
coordinated by Melissa Schecter, Viva Florida 500
SE Regional Liaison
Flagler Overseas Railway–Gallery Collection
Original artwork by Pat Anderson, local artist with original frames from John Wetzstein’s go-green collection.
(artwork available for purchase)
At Home: Seminole Reservations 1892-present
Traveling exhibit presented by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah-Thi -Ki Museum
History of Pompano Beach in Photographs
Images from the archives of the Pompano Beach Historical Society, Inc.
About the historic Sample-McDougald House At Pompano Beach Centennial Park
One of South Florida’s most distinctive historic structures, the Sample-McDougald House was built in 1916 by Albert Neal Sample ,a Pompano area pioneer. The house was originally located north of Pompano on Dixie Highway, in the midst of Sample’s pineapple fields.
In 1943, the house was purchased by William D. McDougald, a Deerfield Beach farmer and lawman. The McDougald family lived in the house for nearly six decades. In 1984, the house was awarded National Register of Historic Places status, the first residential site in northern Broward to achieve this designation.
In 2001, the McDougald Family donated the house to the newly formed Sample-McDougald House Preservation Society and the house was relocated to its current site. Following multi-million dollar restoration and landscaping effort, the House proudly opened its doors to the public in 2012.
This stately historic home is located on the grounds of Centennial Park, designated by the City of Pompano Beach in recognition of the municipality’s 100th anniversary in 2008.
The mission of the Sample-McDougald House Preservation Society, Inc. includes preserving the house as a museum historic structure and social center for the community by interpreting the house through appropriate restoration, exhibitions, education programs and tours. The major goal is to provide an enriching cultural heritage experience for residents and visitors of all ages.
Since opening to the public, the Sample-McDougald House and grounds has become a premier exhibition site for the arts and community events. As a social gathering place, it is also an outstanding rental venue for private parties, weddings and special events.
For more information, contact:
450 NE 10th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060