Martin County Library System Press Releases

March 12, 2013

Professor Farley’s ‘Living History’ series continues March 23

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

DATE:  MARCH 12, 2013
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772-221-1403                                                                 

Robert Farley, Indian River State College professor of history, presents “The Cuban Influence on Sugar Cane in Florida” on Saturday, March 23 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library. Professor Farley and Perla Underwood, Florida Atlantic University graduate student of history, present an economic, historical and cultural look at the Sunshine State’s sugar cane business and how Cuban-Americans greatly influenced its adaptation. Free and open to the public, the event was developed as part of Professor Farley’s series Living History: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories.

A part of the Martin County Library System’s Chautauqua South arts and education series, the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc. The Cummings Library is located at 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City.

For details or to learn more about other Chautauqua South events or the Martin County Library System, call 772-221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County community library, or visit the website at




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