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Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment
January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue:Museum of Florida History
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Florida’s “Three Marjorie(y)s” used the power of the pen and grassroots activism to celebrate Old Florida and protect Florida’s wildlife and wild places. Through engaging historic postcards and photos and a lively presentation and discussion, author Peggy MacDonald blends Florida, women’s and environmental history to provide audiences with an inspirational message about the power a small group of committed citizens can have to defend Florida’s environment. Carr was raised by naturalist parents in rural southwest Florida when the state had fewer than a million residents. In the 1960s, when I-75 was constructed through her backyard, Carr launched a conservation career that preserved many of north central Florida’s ecological treasures.
The program begins with light refreshments in the Museum lobby at 5:30 p.m., with Florida’s History Shop and the Museum galleries open for visitors to enjoy. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage Hall Auditorium. The History Shop and Museum galleries will remain open until 8:00 p.m., providing an additional opportunity view the “Living the Dream” exhibit. Dr. MacDonald will be available to sign books before and after her presentation.