Broward Trust for Historic Preservation

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All of us at the Trust are proud and honored to announce Michael Gehron and Reed Tolber are both honored recipients at Broward County’s annual Pioneer Days. Congratulations to both of you, Michael, for being honored for his family’s contribution to the City of Fort Lauderdale and being a true descendant as a Broward County Pioneer, and Reed on winning the Stuart P. McIver Historian Award. You both truly deserved this honor. I am confident they couldn’t have made any better choices. Congratulations to you both.

Reed, this is a prime example of the hard work and determination you have achieved regarding your historic firehouse #2. Please keep reaching for more, including our work towards the Historic District your corner so justly deserves.
Michael, your family is a true Broward County Pioneering family on both sides. I am grateful we met and so pleased the County chose you as this year’s honoree.
For the Trust, this is another special moment that brings about continued reflection, and continued positive growth BTHP is moving in because of all the volunteer efforts each of you brings to Broward Trust for Historic Preservation, and I thank you all.

The event honoring these pioneers will be held on Saturday, October 15, from noon – 2 pm at the City of Wilton Manors Hagen Park Community Center at 2020 Wilton Drive.


It is with heavy hearts that we announce that long-time Supporter of Broward Trust for Historic Preservation, David L. Parker, PhD, passed in his Fort Lauderdale, home into the arms of his Heavenly Father on Aug. 11, 2022.


Broward Trust for Historic Preservation prevails with the historic designation of Fort Lauderdale’s New River Castle. (AKA Tiny Castle)