Broward County Libraries Division and the
Broward County Historical Commission Present
Weeds and Seeds: A History of Dining in Southern Florida
The Broward County Historical Commission, located at the historic West Side Grade School, 301 Harmon (S.W. 13th) Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, will host its November Brown Bag Historical Lunch Program beginning at noon on Thursday, November 21, 2013.
Michele Williams, Ph.D., will be the presenter of a lecture that examines various plants utilized by early Floridians as well as some of the ‘meatier’ issues of early diet in South Florida. Learn how the wealth of natural resources in southern Florida has made it a unique dining experience for over 10,000 years.
Michele Williams, Ph.D., RPA is the Director for the Southeastern Region of Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Williams has participated in excavations throughout the southeastern United States for the past 25 years. Her specialty within archaeology is the use of plants by prehistoric Native Americans.
Currently, Dr. Williams is also a member of the Historical Commission Advisory Board.
Attendees should bring their own lunch. Light refreshments will be offered. Parking is available on the east and west side of the Historical Commission building in parking spaces marked yellow. Guests are advised to avoid parking in the white and black numbered spaces to the south and west of the building. On street parking is also available on adjacent streets. For additional information about the program, call the Historical Commission offices at 954-357-5553.
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