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Cultivating Davie: Discovering a Community's Founders, a GSBC Program (In-Person or Online)

Cultivating Davie: Discovering a Community's Founders, a GSBC Program (In-Person or Online) In-Person

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Join us for Genealogy Open Computer Lab (In-Person) from 12:00pm-1:15pm. Learn more and register at nova.libcal.com/event/12146909

The Town of Davie is located in western Broward County in southeastern Florida. It was founded by hardy and determined farmers who came from around the world. Kim Weismantle highlights the early history of the town and uncovers the story of the town’s 'first' name, “Zona.” Using archival records and other genealogical resources, we can follow those first pioneers’ journey to the reclaimed land in the Everglades.

Kim Weismantle is a Davie native and the Education Director at the Old Davie School Historical Museum. After completing her Masters degree in Public History at Florida State University, she has shared the fascinating history of her hometown of Davie through exhibits and programming at the Old Davie School Historical Museum since 2013. These programs welcome over 5000 students each year to the Old Davie School as a part of the interactive Step Back in Time field trip program. Kim published “Images of America: Davie” in 2021 which was awarded the Cooper C. Kirk Award at the 47th annual Pioneer Day sponsored by the Broward County Cultural Division. Kim also serves as a member of the Broward County Historic Preservation Board.  She is dedicated to the ongoing research of west Broward during the twentieth century, including the natural environment of the Everglades frontier, the agricultural history, and the changing and growing community of Davie.


The Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) meets monthly
on the first Sunday of every month except when there is a holiday.

We are here to help you find your ancestors.

Visit www.gsbcfl.org for more information about GSBC.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Related LibGuide: Genealogy by Bonnie DiGiallonardo

Sunday, July 14, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Alvin Sherman Library: Second Floor, Room 2053
  Adults     NSU Sharks  
  Adult     Discussion / Lecture     Events     In-Person     Online / Virtual  

Registration is required. There are 29 seats available.

Event Organizer

Kimberli Kidd

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