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Florida’s Carolyn Beatrice Parker and the Manhattan Project
September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the twelfth program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Dr. Peggy Macdonald shares the life and legacy of one of Florida’s own “hidden figures”, Carolyn Beatrice Parker. During World War II, while she was only in her twenties, Parker worked as a research physicist with the Dayton Project, a division of the Manhattan Project. Peggy Macdonald, Ph.D. is a public historian and adjunct professor. She has taught at Stetson University, Indian River State College, and Southern New Hampshire University. A native Floridian, Dr. Macdonald has written about local and Florida history for FORUM magazine, Gainesville Magazine, Our Town magazine, and Senior Times. In 2014, University Press of Florida published her first book, Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment.
Free coffee and refreshments are served at 9:30 am, program begins at 10 am. Parking is available for free at the lot adjacent to the building. The handicap entrance is located at the rear of the building. Funding for this speaker series is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
September 28 @ 10:00 am -
September 28 @ 11:00 am