Historical Society Meeting – October 24th

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The Lake Park Historical Society is having their next meeting on Monday, October 24th  at 7 p.m. They meet regularly each month at the Evergreen House at Kelsey Park and present speakers on numerous topics. If you are interested in the historical aspects of our town, you might want to get involved by attending a meeting or two.

Dianne M. Sophinos of the historical society has invited the town staff and commissioners to come to this month’s meeting and has encouraged them to invite their friends. I was forwarded the invitation and am now passing the invitation along to you (paraphrased and condensed).

If you are interested in the treasures of the past, you might want to stop by one of their meetings and find out what they are doing to preserve and honor our town’s history.

For Those Who Love the Sea

This month the Lake Park Historical Society will host Michele Williams, Ph.D., RPA, the Director for the Southeastern Region of Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University.  According to the information provided to town staff and commissioners, Dr. Williams has participated in excavations throughout the southeastern United States for the past 20 years.

Southeast Florida’s Maritime Past

Excerpt from the Historical Society invitation:

“Ever wonder about the history resting just off your local beach? Southeast Florida is home to nearly 300 years of maritime history, which is protected in six separate Underwater Archaeological Preserves. These Preserves are free and open to the public so come learn about the ships and the people who used them to sail the seas.”

For more information on Michelle Williams and her work, check out the website: http://www.flpublicarchaeology..org/serc/

The Historical Society meeting will be held at the Evergreen House in Kelsey Park, and if you would like to attend you are asked to please use the side door on Foresteria Drive.

Refreshments will be served.