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Boynton Beach Historical Society - Program Meeting

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Boynton Beach Historical Society - Program Meeting

Time: March 20, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Boynton Beach City Library
Street: 208 S Seacrest Blvd
City/Town: Boynton Beach
Website or Map: http://www.boyntonhistory.org
Event Type: local, history
Organized By: Annie Dee
Latest Activity: Mar 17

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ALL ARE WELCOME TO THE BOYNTON BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM   

6:30-7p Status of the Development of Boynton Beach by Mayor Steven B Grant

7- 8p     Program: “An Overview of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Life and Workby Prof Steve J Brahlek

WHERE:  Boynton Beach City Library, 208 So Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach, Program Room

ALL PROGRAMS OF THE BOYNTON BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU JOIN US!

Status of the Development of Boynton Beach:  We are honored to have Mayor Steven Grant present a brief update on the development of Boynton Beach which will include an update on work in progress and plans for Boynton Beach’s future. 

About Mayor Steven B. Grant:  Mayor Grant is an attorney currently practicing law for his firm TheFloridaLawOffice.com in Boynton Beach and is also licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia and the U.S. District Court for Southern Florida. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Florida Coastal School of Law, in 2010, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business in 2005. While obtaining his degree, Mayor Grant studied abroad at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, and the University of the Netherlands Antilles.

 

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Life and Work:  Professor Steve Brahlek will present an overview of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ life and works.  Rawlings was the Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Yearling, Cross Creek, Cross Creek Cookery and other wonderful works.  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and worked in the tiny Florida community of Cross Creek in the Ocala National Forest, southeast of Gainesville. Her home and farm where she wrote the Yearling were designated a National Historic Landmark.  Rawlings’ friend and attorney, Philip May, wrote to her: “Ponce de Leon discovered Florida in 1513, but he had found only the physical and material Florida. Then, more than 400 years later, you came to discover the heart and spirit of Florida and revealed them to the world in writings of rare beauty and sensitiveness.”

About Steve J Brahlek:  Professor Brahlek grew up in Michigan and received his MA in English from Northern Michigan University.  Professor Brahlek moved to Florida in 1990 and has been teaching at Palm Beach State College since that time.  His accomplishments include serving as President of the Florida College English Association, College English Association and the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society.

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