Broward County Libraries Division and Broward County Historical Commission Honored Pioneers At 2011 Pioneer Day
Since 1973, the Broward County Historical Commission has sponsored an annual event honoring Broward County pioneers. This 39th Annual Pioneer Day Event was held on December 3, 2011. The Broward County Board of County Commissioners and the Broward County Historical Commission joined the City of Fort Lauderdale in co-sponsoring this event. The co-hosts graciously consented to hold the ceremony on the grounds of the Fort Lauderdale History Center, 231 S.W. 2nd Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale overlooking the beautiful New River. As Fort Lauderdale celebrates its Centennial, this year, in particular, presented a wonderful opportunity to highlight our shared history and honor Broward County’s local pioneers. The public was welcome at this free event.
The Broward County Historical Commission is pleased to announce that 32 men and women have been selected as Broward County Pioneers. They joined a distinguished group of almost 2,000 other Pioneers the Commission has honored since the beginning of the program. The following is the list of those individuals who will be recognized and the historical group or municipalities who have selected them for this honor. Program available for download.
Pioneer Day 2010
In 2010 the Broward County Historical Commission joined the City of Pembroke Pines and the Pembroke Pines Historical Museum in co-sponsoring this event. The ceremony was held on October 23, 2010, at the Walter C. Young Center in Hallandale Pembroke Pines.
View Photos of 2010 Pioneer Day Ceremony
38th Annual Pioneer Day Souvenir Program October 23, 2010 (PDF)
Pioneer Day 2009
In 2009 the Broward County Historical Commission joined the City of Hallandale Beach and the Hallandale Beach Historical Society in co-sponsoring this event. The ceremony was held on October 17, 2009, at the Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center in Hallandale Beach.
View Photos of 2009 Pioneer Day Ceremony (PDF)
View 37th Annual Pioneer Day Souvenir Program (PDF)
The Historical Commission also presented awards for those individuals and organizations that exemplified meticulous historical research or preservation advocacy. The Historical Commission actively promotes these ideals in its efforts to educate the public about Broward County's significant local heritage.
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