Broward County Libraries Division
at the historic West Side Grade School
301 Harmon (S.W. 13th) Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Phone: 954-357-5553
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
Broward County Libraries Division and the Broward County Historical Commission Present Broward County Heritage Celebration: See It, Save It, Celebrate It!
The Broward County Historical Commission will host the Broward County Heritage Celebration on Thursday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the historic West Side Grade School, 301 Harmon (S.W. 13th) Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312, where the Historical Commission is located. The theme for this year's event is, "See It, Save It, Celebrate It!" in honor of National Historic Preservation Month.
The program will include a presentation of the following preservation awards: the Judge L. Clayton Nance Award, the Dr. Cooper C. Kirk Award, the Stuart B. McIver Historian's Award and the Historical Commissioners' Award. Refreshments will be served, and musical selections will be provided by flautist Laura Sue, "The Silver Nightingale." Thorn Grafton, noted architect and historic preservationist, will be the keynote speaker. There will also be special recognition of the historical societies in Broward County. The Historical Commission gallery will have on display the exhibit entitled Broward County’s Playground: Tourist Attractions of the Past featuring artifacts from certain Broward County’s early attractions.
Please click on the Broward Heritage Celebration 2013 link to the left for more information.
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.
|2013 Holiday Schedule |
||Monday, May 27|
||Thursday, July 4|
||Monday, September 2|
||Monday, November 11|
||Thursday, November 28|
|Day After Thanksgiving
||Friday, November 29|
||Wednesdsay, 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.
Driving DirectionsFROM I-95:
East on Broward Boulevard to River Highlands (SW 14) Avenue. Turn right (south) on River Highlands (SW 14) Avenue to Middle River Street (SW Second Court).
Turn left (east) on Middle River Street (SW Second Court) to Harmon (SW 13) Avenue.
The two-story building will be on your right.
FROM US 1:
West on Broward Boulevard to SW 11 Avenue.
Turn left on SW 11 Avenue to West Las Olas Boulevard.
Turn right on West Las Olas Boulevard to Harmon (SW 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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