published: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Brown Bag Lunches focus on Florida history
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - Paleolithic people who populated Florida during the period of 15000 to 12000 B.C. is the subject of the first Brown Bag Lunch at the Lake Placid Memorial Library at noon Friday. Lee Fisher, volunteer at the Lake Placid Historical Society and archaeology graduate student, will be the speaker.
This year libraries across the state are the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's discovery of Florida with programs celebrating the history of Florida. The Brown Bag Lunches are part of this nod to Florida's colorful history, beginning with a look at what we know of Florida's earliest inhabitants.
Next month archaeologist Anne Reynolds will speak about the Blueberry archaeological site and what is known of these early people who lived in the area near Lake Placid. This program will be on Friday, March 8.
On March 22 the focus will fast forward to the 19th and 20th centuries as Ginger McClure shares the tales of her grandmother, who was born in 1888 in the Florida panhandle. Now retired, McClure was the former children's librarian at the Lake Placid Library.
By popular request, long-time community residents will participate in a panel discussion on April 1. Last year's Brown Bag Lunch audiences requested such a forum to learn about Lake Placid "back in the day."
Audience members are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the noon-to-one presentations at the library. No reservations are necessary. Those who have suggestions for the long-time residents panel or want more information may call Janet Mitchell from the Friends of the Library at 465-5234. Or call Lake Placid Memorial Library at 699-3705.
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