Broward County Libraries to Host Florida Heritage Month Events
- Fun and informative happenings for all ages salute the history of the Sunshine State -

Historic poster of railroad.

Celebrate Florida Heritage Month with a visit to the Great Days of Rail Travel on the Florida East Coast exhibit at Main LIbrary.

DATE: January 27, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
PHONE: 954-357-7402

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

  • February 24 - Get the Most with Your Toast! Dine on the Florida East Coast! Speaker/presentation, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-7444
  • March 5 - Sharkey’s Storytime: Florida Fun! Ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
  •  March 10 - EXTRA FARE! Those Fabulous Florida Streamliners and Limited's of the 1950's, Speaker/presentation, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-7444
  • March 19 - Celebrate Florida: Alligators, Raccoons & Bears, Oh, My! Fun Stories & Crafts for Ages 6 to 10, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tamarac Library, 8701 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33351, 954-765-1500
  • March 15 - Rod MacDonald - "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" - great musicians from the sunshine states including the Eagles and Jimmy Buffet.  Archival video and live music, 2 to 3:30 p.m.,  Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-357-7990
  • March 19 - Dreamers and Schemers Presentation, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-7444  
  • March 24 - All Aboard Florida! Presentation on the future of rail travel in Florida, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-7444
  • April 4 - Suzanne Tripp presents The Last Train from Key West, book talk, 1 to 2 p.m., Main Library

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, 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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