City Celebrates 58th Birthday with Interactive Museum Reopening
Coral Springs, FL – On Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the City of Coral Springs and Historical Advisory Committee (HAC) invites the public to celebrate our 58th year as a municipal government with the reopening of the Museum of Coral Springs History located inside Mullins Park.
The event kicks-off with a ribbon cutting, followed by tours of the new interactive displays that showcase the rich history of Coral Springs.
Regarding the reopening, Commissioner Joy Carter said, “To finally reopen the museum is such an exciting and memorable way to celebrate our city’s birthday. As a HAC member and city official I am so excited to welcome visitors back to learn about how Coral Springs was established through the use of technology and salvaged items added to the display.”
The Museum of Coral Springs History is a state-recognized historic landmark. In its original form, it was the first building in the city and used as the Coral Ridge Properties (CRP) real estate office. The 20’ x 30’ building was physically moved around town when CRP outgrew it and donated the building for use as the first police station, as various club houses, and a fire training facility. After it caught on fire, it was rescued by a landmark restoration committee and repurposed into the “Mini Museum” in 1978.
The current renovation includes all-new wood flooring, fresh paint, and the installation of a state-of-the-art interactive touchscreen, which was purchased in part thanks to the Department of State Historical Resources grant funding. With limited space in the museum, the touchscreen allows for hands-on learning and exploration of our city’s unique start. The display features digital activities, which will be added to and updated on a regular basis. Modules range from coloring pages for children, a trivia quiz for all ages, and historic neighborhood maps. Inside the museum, features include salvaged items and tributes to past landmarks, including the original red brick City Hall and the recently demolished Financial Plaza.
For more details on the re-opening or to schedule a tour after it officially opens, visit CoralSprings.org/history or call 954-344-5970. The museum is located inside Mullins Park at 10250 NW 29th Street, near the Mullins Park Pool.