Broward County Libraries Division and the Broward County Historical Commission Present "An Introduction to the Archaeology of Broward County"

Early 20th-century items recovered from Fort Lauderdale archaeological sites.

Early 20th-century items recovered from Fort Lauderdale archaeological sites.

DATE: October 30, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Matthew DeFelice
PHONE: 954-357-5506

The Broward County Historical Commission, located at the historic West Side Grade School, 301 Harmon (S.W. 13th) Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, will host its November Brown Bag Historical Lunch Program beginning at 12 noon on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

Broward County Archaeologist Matthew DeFelice will present An Introduction to the Archaeology of Broward County focusing on Broward County’s expansive human history. The lecture will provide an historical context and presentation of Tequesta and Seminole Native American sites, early American and pioneer sites and shipwrecks and modern-era archaeological sites. The lecture will include an overview of how the Broward County Historical Commission, in coordination with local and state agencies, acts to protect and preserve these sites. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion is encouraged.  

Attendees should bring their own lunch. Some light refreshments will be offered. On-street parking is available; however, guests are advised to avoid parking in the numbered spaces to the south and west of the Historical Commission building. For additional information about the program, call the Historical Commission offices at 954-357-5553.

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 40 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,, 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.

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