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Florida’s Female Pioneers

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Women’s History Month presentation:

Peggy MacDonald, photo by Annie Morian Co.

“Florida’s Female Pioneers” with guest speaker Peggy MacDonald examines some of the women who have shaped the Sunshine State. Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a female doctor during the Civil War, visited Florida during the war and ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida during Reconstruction. Harriet Beecher Stowe is credited with kick-starting Florida’s tourism industry with her 1873 book, “Palmetto Leaves.” Florida First Lady May Mann Jennings, married to Florida Governor William Sherman Jennings, was a suffragist and conservationist who was known as the “Mother of Florida Forestry” and helped establish Royal Palm State Park, which later became the nucleus of Everglades National Park. This talk focuses on these Florida pioneers and other, lesser known female firsts. Light refreshments included. Free to the public. Please RSVP.

 

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.cityoflakewales.com/767/Events

Organizer

Lake Wales Museum
Phone:
863-676-1759
Email:
JDhollander@cityoflakewales.com
Website:
www.cityoflakewales.com/

Venue

Lake Wales Museum
325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Phone:
863-676-1759

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494