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Lake Wales Museum

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

March 2019

Florida’s Female Pioneers

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Wales Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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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,…

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