Pioneer Day 2019


Celebrate Broward's 2019 Pioneers at the 45th Annual Pioneer Day on Saturday, May 11th at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. This free event includes music, entertainment and refreshments beginning at noon followed by the recognition ceremony at 1PM. 

Presented by the Broward County Historic Preservation Board and Broward Cultural Division in partnership with the City of Pompano Beach, the event recognizes Broward residents who have been selected by local historical societies and municipalities for their role in creating the diverse and vibrant community that has helped define the Broward County of today. These Pioneers join a distinguished group who have been honored since the beginning of the program in 1972. 

Pioneer Day 2019

Saturday, May 11, 12-2PM

Pompano Beach Cultural Center


Municipalities or organizations nominated the following 2019 pioneers to be honored:

  • Tamarac Historical Society – Herbert Daley
  • Pompano Beach Historical Society – Jerry Bowman
  • City of Pembroke Pines – Carl Shechter
  • Genealogical Society of Broward County – Nancy Adams
  • Plantation Historical Society – Philip G. Ammann
  • Old Davie School Historical Museum – Sandy Sturgeon McCartney
  • Oakland Park Historical Society – Susan Gillis
  • City of Lauderdale Lakes Historic Preservation Board – Eulalee Bax
  • Wilton Manors Historical Society – Scott Newton
  • City of Coral Springs – Ernest Kubasek
  • Trailblazers of Broward County, Inc. – Lewis Tunnage
  • City of Cooper City – Suellen Fardelmann
  • Town of Southwest Ranches – Susan Winn
  • City of Fort Lauderdale – Tam English
  • Parkland Historical Society – Michael Shiff
  • Broward Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc. – Patsy West
  • Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Historical Association – Brendan D. Doyle


Additionally, four awards will be presented:

  • Judge Clayton Nance Award – Tamarac Historical Society
  • Dr. Cooper C. Kirk Award – Holocaust Documentation & Education Center
  • Historic Preservation Board Special Award – Sample McDougald House Preservation Society
  • Stuart P. McIver Historian's Award – City of Coral Springs