Broward County Libraries and the Broward County Historical Commission Present "Joseph W. Young, Jr.: The Founder of Hollywood and Port Everglades"
- Free historical "Brown Bag Luncheon" program to highlight South Florida pioneer -

Broward County Historical Commission

Broward County Historical Commission

DATE: September 9, 2013
Historical Commission
PHONE: 954-357-5553

BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Broward County Historical Commission, located at the historic West Side Grade School, 301 Harmon (S.W. 13th) Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, will host its September Brown Bag Historical Lunch Program beginning at noon on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

The program will be presented by author Joan Mickelson, Ph.D., a Hollywood, Florida, pioneer by birth whose parents were among the first residents of the new city in the 1920s. Each worked for J.W. Young Jr.’s Hollywood Land & Water company. Tony Mickelson, who laid out the city, worked for Young from 1919 to 1934; Lamora, a flapper, was employed by Young in 1925-26. Enjoy lunch and learn new information about this exciting period in our local history.

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. Broward County Libraries Division 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 Broward County Historical Commission

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