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Amazing Florida Women: More Than Orange Blossoms: The Feisty, Fabulous Females of Florida

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

More Than Orange Blossoms: Feisty, Fabulous Females of Florida

Though not always in the history books, the women who helped build, form, shape, and develop the state have inspired hope and possibility. Stories of strong, courageous women like Julia Tuttle, known as the Mother of Miami, or Mary McCleod Bethune, daughter of enslaved parents who went on to become an advisor to several US presidents, and other brave women who influenced and impacted their communities, Florida, and the nation. Discover and rediscover some of the women who grew and shaped the state! Registration is not required to attend. The Lake Wales Public Library’s Schoenoff Meeting Room is located on the library’s lower level. Parking is available in both the north and south parking lots. The south parking lot is most convenient.

An internationally celebrated storyteller, teaching artist, and Chautauqua scholar, Carrie Sue Ayvar is the recipient of multiple awards for service, leadership, and her dedication to the art of storytelling and education. Her bilingual blend of traditional, historical, and personal tales connect the people, languages, and cultures of Florida. This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Lake Wales Library Association. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

March 13 @ 6:00 pm -
March 13 @ 7:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Carrie Sue Ayvar, Storyteller
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Event Type:

Event Contact:

Tina Peak
(863) 241-7574

Event Venue:

Lake Wales Public Library – Schoenoff Meeting Room
290 Cypress Garden Lane
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
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Venue Phone:
(863) 241-7574

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