Broward County Libraries Division and the Broward County Historical Commission Present "Broward County: In the Beginning - 1913-1915"

The Broward County Historical Commission at the historic West Side Grade School.

The Broward County Historical Commission at the historic West Side Grade School.

DATE: June 11, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Maria Munoz, Historical Commission
PHONE: 954-357-5553

The Broward County Historical Commission, located at the historic West Side Grade School, 301 Harmon (S.W. 13) Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, will host its June Brown Bag Historical Lunch Program beginning at 12 noon on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

The program will be presented by Broward County Historian Helen Landers. Broward County will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2015. It was Dr. Cooper C. Kirk, the first County Historian, who in the 1970s researched and documented the manuscripts and other archival material that described the efforts of the small communities north of Miami such as DaniaFort Lauderdale and Pompano to create a county of their own. Prohibition, education and population all played a part in the effort to form Broward County. Through Dr. Kirk’s efforts, today we know the story of Broward County's genesis.

Attendees should bring their own lunch. Light refreshments will be offered. Parking is available on the east and west side of the Historical Commission building in parking spaces marked yellow. Guests are advised to avoid parking in the white and black numbered spaces to the south and west of the building. On-street parking is also available on adjacent streets. 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 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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