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Dr. Michelle Williams to Talk About Native American Medicinal Plants at the Fort Lauderdale History Center

Published on Feb 10, 2012 by Riverwalk Arts Entertainment District

The Fort Lauderdale History Center’s 2012 Speaker Series welcomes Director for the Southeastern Region of Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University Dr. Michelle Williams on Monday, March 12 at 6:00 PM. Dr. Williams will be speaking on Native American Medicinal Plants in the Lucy Bryan Room at the New River Inn.

Dr. Williams has participated in excavations throughout the southeastern United States for the past 20 years.  Her specialty within archaeology is the use of plants by prehistoric Native Americans. Medicinal plants have a long history of use and are still the most commonly used medicine in the world today.  Come learn about medicinal plants used by Native Americans; these plants can be an interesting, and beautiful addition to your landscaping plan.

This Speaker Series is free and open to the public but seating is limited, so please be sure to RSVP. For more information or to RSVP for the FLHC Speaker Series, please call (954) 463-4431 ext.12 or email The New River Inn is located at 231 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33301. Fort Lauderdale History Center.

ABOUT THE FORT LAUDERDALE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Formed in 1962, the Society is responsible for the restoration, preservation and interpretation of the Fort Lauderdale History Center (FLHC). FLHC is home to six different buildings (four of which are historic): the New River Inn, built in 1905; the Philemon Bryan House, built in 1905; the Acetylene Building, built in 1905; the King-Cromartie House, built in 1907; the Hoch Heritage Center, built in the 1940s as a post office warehouse; and the 1899 Replica Schoolhouse.  All of the buildings are open to the public over 300 days a year. Through a wide range of educational programs, exhibits, publications, research, tours, outreach and the historic preservation of our buildings, the Historical Society shares the story of the history of our community and the individuals who shaped it.

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