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posted Mar 2, 2013, 5:09 AM by Oakland Park Historical Society

  First full weekend of the month?  That’s our favorite weekend of the month!

Visit South Florida museums for free Saturday and Sunday if you have a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card.

The “Museum on Us” program allows free entrance to more than 150 museums on the first full weekend of each month. Nine venues participate in the program, including the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Museum of Discovery and Science, Dania Beach IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum, the Miami Children’s Museum.

Go to www. museums.bankofamerica.com for the deal.

Viva Florida 500

posted Feb 16, 2013, 10:02 AM by Oakland Park Historical Society

What is Viva Florida 500?

In 1513, Juan Ponce de León landed on East Coast of Florida. In 2013, Florida reached a significant milestone, the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León's arrival on Florida's east coast. What makes this anniversary so unique is that Ponce de León's convoy of explorers was the first group of Europeans to document such a landing and give a name to Florida—La Florida.

The Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services has launched a project in honor of Florida's 500 year anniversary- the 2013 Viva Florida 500 commemoration. Viva Florida 500 is a once-in-our-lifetime opportunity to reposition and expand the perception of Florida by highlighting 500 years of history and unmatched cultural diversity – a claim no other state can make. Each city & County library around the state has been provided with a time capsule as a part of the project.

Time capsules are for the future generation to learn about the past. The Oakland Park Library and Historical Society have partnered to make our Time Capsule representative of Oakland Park for future generations. Heidi Burnett has the capsule, which will be revealed at the February 20th City Commission meeing and on display at the Oakland Park Library – that’s all the space we have.

We invite everyone in Oakland Park to submit items you believe should be included. Items will be accepted at the Oakland Park Library, during Library Hours, until June 24th. On the City’s 84th birthday, Monday, July 1st, from 6 – 8 pm, everyone is invited to join us to celebrate the city’s birthday, and make final selections of the proposed items for inclusion in the Time Capsule.

Refreshments will be served!

What's New?

posted Feb 16, 2013, 9:51 AM by Oakland Park Historical Society   [ updated Feb 16, 2013, 10:00 AM ]

Oakland Park Historical Society presents its 1st Tea and Tales!

Friday, March 1 -   7-9 pm

Jaco Pastorius Community Center.

Share stories and anecdotes, and make new friends.
Tea and treats will be provided

Have you been hiding your inner story-teller, or wondering about the old days in Oakland Park?  The Oakland Park Historical Society will bring historic images, stories and memories to share at this event which we hope to hold on a regular basis. Please join us to share stories about Floranada, Colahatchee and Oakland Park from the earliest records to present.

Come hear great stories, share your memories and those that have been handed down to you about our city and hear those of other Oakland Park friends and residents. We will have a prize for the best story, selected by popular vote of those in attendance!

Admission free - Donations gladly accepted

If you need transportation or are willing to give someone a ride, contact the Oakland Park Historical Society and we’ll try to connect you.

Send an email to OPHS.FL@gmail.com



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