Thursday, August 16, 2018

Museum Programs Resume September 5

Joe Thomas, president of LaBelle Heritage Museum, announced the  museum's 2018/2019 program meetings will resume at 7 o'clock on Wednesday, September 5 , at  LaBelle's Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center,  1085 Pratt Boulevard, with a program by Annette Snapp, Ph. D.,  currently Charlotte County's Historian at the Charlotte County Historical Center in Port Charlotte and formerly Operations Program Manager at Ah-Tah-Thi: A Place for Learning at Big Cypress Seminole Reservation in Southeast Hendry County, History and Anthropology Professor at FGCU, and Southwest Regional Director of FPAN [Florida Public Archaeology Network].

Dr. Snapp, no stranger to LaBelle and LHM, will discuss the importance in discovering, accurately describing, and preserving as best as possible our area's archaeological sites, how our museums and preservationists can work together as well as working with individual municipalities and county government with the possible creation of a Hendry County Historical Commission as a goal.
The doors to the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program is open to the public at no charge.  Attendees coming from the North are reminded that the Caloosahatchee River Bridge at LaBelle is experiencing nighttime  closures for extensive maintenance and that detours to the bridge at Moore Haven or possibly State Road 31 may be necessary.

LHM's Joe Thomas added the museum's monthly programs are scheduled for the AG Center through December because of the unavoidable delay in the completion of the historic preservation work at LHM's 1912 Poole Store and Family Residence.  The date of the programs has also been changed from the first Thursday of the month to the closest Wednesday as the Hendry County 4-H Livestock and Small Animal Clubs  have priority on the first Thursday of the month through Fair competition and Livestock Auctions than end in February.

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