Joe Thomas, president of LaBelle Heritage Museum, announced the museum's 2018/2019 program meetings will resume at 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].on , at LaBelle's Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center,
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 atand 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 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 firstof the month to the closest as the Hendry County 4-H Livestock and Small Animal Clubs have priority on the first of the month through Fair competition and Livestock Auctions than end in February.