DATE: February 3, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Dave Baber
BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The exhibit, Then & Now: Life Along the New River, will be on display at the Broward County Historical Commission, located at the historic West Side Grade School, beginning Monday, February 6, 2012, through April 30, 2012. The building is located at 301 Harmon (S.W. 13th) Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
This exhibit, generously on loan from the Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), is a celebration of Fort Lauderdale’s rich past, as told through the stories of those who lived along the banks of the New River. Complemented by a variety of interesting artifacts from the Historical Commission’s collection, this exhibit is one not to be missed.
The National Register of Historic Places in Broward County exhibit, formerly on display at the Historical Commission, is now a part of the traveling exhibits and will be displayed on the 5th floor of the Broward County Main Library at 100 S. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale beginning February 6, 2012. Later, it will rotate throughout the Broward County regional libraries.
Each of Broward’s 31 National Register sites is depicted in the exhibit with a descriptive history of the site and historic and current images. A brochure entitled A Guide to the National Register of Historic Places in Broward County will be available for distribution at the exhibit. The brochure can also be used as a self-guided tour of the sites.
The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 37 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of the Broward County's diverse community. The library continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive Web site, www.broward.org/library, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Historical Commission.