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Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida
Carrie Sue Ayvar will “become” Dr. Anna Darrow, a pioneering female physician on the Florida frontier. In 1909, she became only the 2nd woman doctor licensed in the state. Sometimes called the Petticoat Doctor of the Everglades, she often traveled alone braving swampland, alligators, venomous snakes, and dangerous outlaw gangs to heal the sick, nurse the wounded and deliver babies. Come join us, as we pretend to go back in time, and visit with the doctor herself. There will be a Q&A near the end of the program.
This event is funded through a Florida Humanities Florida Talks Grant, in partnership with the Marco Island Historical Society.
Date/time: February 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Presented By:Carrie Sue Ayvar, Storyteller and Teaching Artist