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Travel Back in Time with Library's Florida Talks Series

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County Library presents an online "Florida Talks" series, examining the topics of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and American Indian Art with leading Florida historians and a special exhibition at the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book located within Main Library, 100 South Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, 33301, 954-357-7444.

The exhibition, Natural Legacy: The Civilian Conservation Corps, is on display through December 2, 2021. It showcases artifacts and records from 1933-1942, documenting President FDR's New Deal CCC incentive. This exhibition, curated by the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, accompanies "The Civilian Conservation Corps in Florida: State Parks and More" lecture. Please note that room capacity is limited to ensure compliance with social distancing guidelines. Facial coverings are required when indoors at all Broward County facilities.  

Attendees will gain insight and travel back in time with two online, interactive discussions followed by Q &A:

·   The Civilian Conservation Corps in Florida: State Parks and More
October 28, 11AM-NOON, Register  
Curator David Schmidt presents an overview of CCC projects from the Florida Keys to the Panhandle. Beginning in Great Depression through World War II, the CCC provided food, shelter and paychecks to approximately three million young men in the United States. David Schmidt is Curator at the State of Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum.

·   Beauty from Ashes: American Indian Art as Witness to American History
November 17, Noon-1PM, Register
Dr. Sandra Starr will discuss how American Indian art is functional, creative, and serves as a legacy forged in the chaos, displacement, and poverty to which the makers were subjected. Dr. Starr is an art historian, curator, and scholar of American Indian art who assisted in the grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian, a part of the Smithsonian Institution group of museums and research centers.

For additional information, contact Sebastian Perez,, 954-357-7443. 

All events are free of charge and funded by a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Follow us on # #fltalks2021.

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DATE: October 12, 2021
Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division