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Posts tagged as “Lecture”

An evening with Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards

Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards will discuss the evolution of voting rights with a special focus on women’s suffrage. Additionally, Edwards will highlight changing trends among Polk County’s voters and a few important reminders about our upcoming Presidential Election. *Registration opens August 24 at  http://whplprograms.eventbrite.com

CANCELLED: Saving Florida with Leslie Kemp Poole

Award-winning writer, historian and assistant professor at Rollins College, Leslie Kemp Poole, PhD, presents an overview of her book, Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century. Her Presentation focuses on the role of women and organization such as the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs, Florida Federation…

An Evening with Doris Weatherford

Doris Weatherford has been a name in women’s history for decades and first started publishing books over thirty years ago. Join us for a discussion on her book, Women in the Literary Landscape, just in time for Women’s History Month.

Florida's Female Pioneers

Women’s History Month presentation: “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…

Hope Diamond Expert to Lecture on ‘The History of America in 101 Objects’

LAKELAND – Reducing the Smithsonian’s collection of some 137 million objects to a mere 101 to tell the story of America is no easy task. But aided by more than 100 curators, Dr. Richard Kurin did just that in a new book, “The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects.”…