Broward County Libraries Division
Brown Bag Lunch
at the historic West Side Grade School
301 Harmon (S.W. 13) Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Broward County Historical Commission Presents
The Broward County Historical Commission will host its March Brown Bag Historical Lunch Program at noon on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the historic West Side Grade School, 301 Harmon (S.W. 13) Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
History is made each and every day! Come and join us and see how a group of local students from Boyd H. Anderson High School are impacting the preservation of local history through the History Across Broward Initiative. The program is sponsored through grants from the Broward County YMCA 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and the Broward Education Foundation. Students are engaged in service learning projects in an effort to research, share and preserve Broward’s history.
Boyd H. Anderson High School students will discuss their historic preservation project of Woodlawn Cemetery, a historic African-American cemetery. Students will discuss some of the individuals buried at the cemetery and how those individuals influenced the history and development of Broward County.
A large portion of the cemetery was paved over in the 1970s when I-95 was built. Last year, the Florida Department of Transportation changed its plan to expand I-95 and chose to preserve the historic site. With this in mind, students decided that it was important to gather and document as much information as possible about those laid to rest in the cemetery. More...
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
WW II, Broward County Goes to War
450 N.E. 10 St., Pompano Beach, FL
The National Register of Historic Places in Broward County
Nova Southeastern University
Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Broward County Schools: A Look Back
Southwest Regional Library
16835 Sheridan Street
The mission of the BCHC 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 task is achieved by the agency through:
- Archive and Research Services
- Historical Education
- Cultural Resource Protection
- "Pioneer Day" and "Heritage Celebration" events
- Broward Legacy Historical Journal
- Must See Historical Sites
Help Save Our History!
Each day we lose more and more of our local history through the passing of early pioneers and the loss of historic and archaeological sites. You are the key to preserving Broward’s past! It’s as easy as:
- Donating old family photos and documents
- Volunteering your time
- Donating to the Broward County Historical Commission Trust Fund
What you do today will help maintain history for the future.
Call today, 954-357-5553.
|2014 Holiday Schedule|
New Year's Day
|Wednesday, January 1|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
||Monday, January 20|
Monday, May 26
||Friday, July 4|
||Tuesday, November 11|
||Monday, September 1|
||Thursday, November 27|
|Day After Thanksgiving
||Friday, November 28|
||Thursday, December 25|
The Holiday Schedule is in accordance with holidays as established by the Board of County Commissioners.
Pursuant to Administrative Code, Section 4-6: Whenever a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be designated as a substitute holiday and observed as the official holiday for that year. When the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be designated as the official holiday for that year.
East on Broward Boulevard to River Highlands (S.W. 14) Avenue. Turn right (south) on River Highlands (S.W. 14) Avenue to Middle River Street (S.W. Second Court).
Turn left (east) on Middle River Street (S.W. Second Court) to Harmon (S.W. 13) Avenue.
The two-story building will be on your right.
FROM US 1:
West on Broward Boulevard to S.W. 11 Avenue.
Turn left on S.W. 11 Avenue to West Las Olas Boulevard.
Turn right on West Las Olas Boulevard to Harmon (S.W. 13) Avenue.
The two-story building is at the very end of West Las Olas Boulevard.
Street parking in UNNUMBERED spaces is allowed.
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