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Florida Antique Map Exhibiton



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Broward County Libraries Division's

Bienes Center for the Literary Arts (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
The Dianne & Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library

is pleased to announce the exhibition:

FLORIDA, THE MAKING OF A STATE: A CARTOGRPAHIC ADVENTURE: January 17-March =
28, 2002

Comprised of approximately 47 maps and other printed pieces dating from the=
 late early 1600s to the 1930s, the exhibition graphically traces the disco=
very and colonization of the New World territory known as Florida.=20

The Library of Congress, the Broward County Historical Commission and sever=
al private South Florida collectors have loaned maps to the exhibit.

In addition to the main theme, four subcategories deal with the creation of=
 Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), dredging and drainage of parts of the=
 Broward County and the Everglades, waterways and boating and the Seminole =
Indian Wars.

Several related programs are scheduled during the run of the exhibition:

February 14, 2002 - 7:00 p.m.
Joseph Fitzgerald, former Chairman, Board of Trustees, Historical Museum of=
 South Florida (Miami, FL)
"Collecting Antique Maps: An Introduction"

February 28, 2002 - 7:00 p.m.
Rodney E. Dillon, former head of the Broward County Historical Commission
"Ft. Lauderdale from the Beginning: A Discussion of Historic Ft. Lauderdale"

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A 95-page four-color exhibition catalog with an essay by Ralph E. Ehrenberg=
 will be available for $15.00 after February 15, 2002.=20

Also, please visit the Bienes Center's website (www.broward.org/bienes) aft=
er Feb. 15, 2002 for the virtual exhibition.





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