Martin County Library System Press Releases

October 4, 2013

Indiantown Speaks discussion series keeps its focus on elementary school Oct. 12

For immediate release:  October 4, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205  

 

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Learn about Indiantown’s unique K-4 school during Indiantown Speaks: Warfield Elementary Story on Saturday, October 12 at 3:00 pm at the Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Avenue, Indiantown. Lynda Swift, art teacher at Warfield Elementary School, details the school’s 85-year history.

Built in 1927 by Sam Matthews, the school is named after S. Davies Warfield who developed much of the land in Indiantown. In November 2007, Warfield Elementary was one of five schools in the nation featured on a U.S. Department of Education website called “Doing What Works” for its documented success in teaching literacy skills to English language learners. In 2013, Warfield Elementary School celebrated its 85th anniversary.

This presentation, one of several Journey Stories events for adults, is brought to you by a grant received from the Florida Humanities Council along with local funding from the Arts Foundation for Martin County and Women Supporting the Arts, to complement the Museum on Main Street: Journey Stories traveling exhibition presented by the Smithsonian Institution.

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 www.library.martin.fl.us.

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