Pompano Beach Historical Society

217 NE 4th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 - United States




Free Everyday

Two historic 1937 'Kester' cottages were donated to the Pompano Beach Historical Society in 1974 by Kester’s nephew, Stewart. They were moved from their original location south of Atlantic Boulevard to Founders Park where they now serve as museums to preserve the rich history of Pompano Beach The west cottage is set up as a home might have been decorated in Kester’s time. The east cottage displays artifacts of the working life of Pompano, including farm equipment, military, home front and school memorabilia and preserved items from a lumber yard, a print shop and a pharmacy.
Also in the park, is the Pompano Fire Museum. This is Pompano's first Fire Station and houses the city's first fire truck, a 1926 American LaFrance.


The historic Kester Cottages and the Pompano Fire Museum will be open from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm

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