• 08/06/2020: Coffee and Conversations with Dr. Peggy Macdonald: Florida's Female Pioneers

Description:Description:Examining some of the women who have shaped Florida, including Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a physician who ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida; Harriet Beecher Stowe, famous for writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin who kick-started Florida’s tourism industry with her 1873 book, Palmetto Leaves; and May Mann Jennings, a suffragist and conservationist who helped establish Royal Palm State Park, which formed the nucleus of Everglades National Park Free and Open to the Public. Please register for the event by calling 352-341-6428 or go online at m

This program, scheduled for May 7, 2020 has been rescheduled for August 6, 2020 at 7 p.m. due to the COVID-19 closures. Dr. Macdonald recorded a short Facebook Live video on Marjorie Harris Carr and her conservation efforts in Florida that can be viewed for free on our Facebook page. 


Examining some of the women who have shaped Florida, including Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a physician who ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida; Harriet Beecher Stowe, famous for writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin who kick-started Florida’s tourism industry with her 1873 book, Palmetto Leaves; and May Mann Jennings, a suffragist and conservationist who helped establish Royal Palm State Park, which formed the nucleus of Everglades National Park Free and Open to the Public.

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08/06/2020: Coffee and Conversations with Dr. Peggy Macdonald: Florida's Female Pioneers

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