Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Historian Helen Landers to speak

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Volunteer Group is honored to welcome Broward County Historian Helen Landers to speak at our Volunteer Lecture Series on Tuesday, July 13 (changed from July 12) at 5:30 in the Lucy Bryan Room in the New River Inn. Helen will speak on the Broward County Historical Commission journals, Legacy.
We know you will enjoy Helen’s vast knowledge and the manner in which she presents. Helen’s unique sense of humor is always enjoyed by her audiences.

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The history of Broward County will be presented in a series of three Brown Bag Historical Lunch Programs by the Broward County Historical Commission, each beginning at noon on Thursdays, June 17 which dealt with the early local history, July 15 and August 19, in the Historical Commission Museum, 301 S.W. 13th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.

Each program will focus on a different time period in Broward's history:

• June 17: From the Ancient South Floridians to the Second Seminole War

• July 15: From Statehood in 1845 to the Formation of Broward County in 1915

• August 19: From a Population of 4,763 to a Million Plus

The program will be moderated by Helen Landers, the Broward County Historian. Participants are encouraged to bring historical records, documents and remembrances.

Attendees should bring their own brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided by the Historical Commission. Guests are advised not to park in the numbered spaces to the south of the building. For additional information on the program, call Helen Landers at 954-357-5514. For parking information, call 954-357-5553