DATE: January 27, 2014
Celebrate Florida Heritage Month with a visit to the Great Days of Rail Travel on the Florida East Coast exhibit at Main LIbrary.
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Celebrate the rich cultural history of the Sunshine State during Florida Heritage Month, celebrated annually each March. Children can explore local history through fun, informative story times and a free craft; adults can enjoy a free concert, presentations on the evolution of the Florida East Coast Railway and historic exhibits.
Florida Heritage Month Events
Book Displays/Exhibits: Deerfield Beach Percy White Library; North Regional/Broward College Library; Northwest Regional Library.
On display until March 31, 2014: The Great Days of Rail Travel on the Florida East Coast, Bienes Museum, Main Library.
Must-See Historical Sites in Broward County
All Broward County residents and visitors are encouraged to experience the County’s rich history by visiting its Must-See Historical Sites, either online or in person. These sites are located in a variety of Broward County municipalities and offer an intriguing look into early pioneer life, agriculture, marine archeology, tourism, and culture. Begin your historical experience at the headquarters of the Broward Historical Commission 301 S.W. 13th Avenue (Harmon Avenue), Fort Lauderdale, 954-357-5513.
The mission of the Broward County Historical Commission is “To recognize, protect and support the historical interests of the communities of Broward County and to serve as an advisory board to the County Commission of Broward County, Florida.” This is achieved through:
Currently on display at the Historical Commission:
Broward County's Playground: Tourist Attractions of the Past and Sailboat Bend, Fort Lauderdale's First Suburban Neighborhood.
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, 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 Broward County Historical Commission.