Martin County Library System Press Releases

July 24, 2013

Five-part series focusing on Treasure Coast begins July 27

For immediate release:  July 24, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205  

Journey Stories logoRonald Grenville Frazer, adjunct professor at Indian River State College, introduces Focus on the Treasure Coast at the Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. This five-part series, beginning in July and continuing through February 2014, presents an opportunity for lifelong learning about Florida’s earliest cultural heritage. Free and open to the public, the events will take place at 1:00 pm on July 27, September 21, November 2, January 18 and February 22.

Frazer’s July 27 discussion details the Ais Indians, a tribe of Native Americans who inhabited the Atlantic Coast of Florida. They ranged from present-day Cape Canaveral to the St. Lucie Inlet, in present-day Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. They lived in villages and towns along the shores of what is now the Indian River Lagoon. Part two of the series, on September 21, examines the history of the Seminoles of Florida and the wars waged against them.

This series, one of several Journey Stories events for adults, is brought to you by a grant received from the Florida Humanities Council, to complement the Museum on Main Street: Journey Stories traveling exhibition presented by the Smithsonian Museum. The exhibit will be on display at the Elisabeth Lahti Library October 19 through November 30. Eighteen months of events exploring Journey Stories themes will take place at Martin County libraries leading up to and immediately following the Smithsonian exhibit.

To learn more about the Martin County Library System, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, call 772-221-1403, or visit the website at



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