House Talks: The Progressive Era

Thursday, October 26, 2017
6 - 8 p.m.
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​It's that time of year! Are you ready to replant your fall garden? Come and learn about solorization, preparing for replanting, how to mix soils, planting techniques for herbs. Free to the public.

In the thirty-five years before 1900, America was transformed into a modern, industrial society. Thousands of unskilled workers labored for new corporations and deep divides separated wealthy capitalists and poor workers. Urban growth paralleled industrial development. Cities also became home to communities of workers and migrants from all over the world.  For many, the new industrial order ruptured past ways of life.  During the Progressive Era (1900-1917) a broad-ranging reform movement worked to make government more democratic, to lessen the effects of industrialization, and to regulate business.

The Age of Progressive Reform: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917 was developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and curated by Kirsten Swinth, Magis Distinguished Professor of History and Director of American Studies Program at Fordham University. ​

Events & Exhibits

In the Heritage Garden: Replanting

Saturday, October 14, 2017
1 - 2 p.m.
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

​Are you ready for an evening with Gatsby? You're invited to the cover reveal party for Pompano! Magazine featuring "An Evening with Gatsby" Benefit Gala & Auction for the Sample-McDougald House. Join us for refreshing beverages and treats as we share all about our upcoming event presented by Pompano! Magazine.  Admission: $10 per person. Free for members.

​The Sample-McDougald House will host a special program about the history of the house and our relationship to America’s turn-of-the-century history, from business, government and women to immigration, transportation and urbanization.  Discussion points will include these and more Progressive Era topics that tell the story of the Sample-McDougald House and its place in Pompano Beach history.  Listen to history from Jennifer D’hollander, Sample-McDougald House’s executive director and participate in discussion about these topics.  Free for members; $10 for "future" members.

Historical Exhibit

"The Age of Progressive Reform:

Creating Modern America, 1900-1917"

October 11 - November 4