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Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Rachel Carson: Their Books Changed the World
February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This program begins in 1941, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a journalist, writing her River of Grass book for money, not to save the Everglades. When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, some of the United States’ most beloved birds were well on their way to extinction due to pesticides. This program tells how Douglas restored the Everglades and Carson saved wildlife through their writings.
Betty Jean Steinhouser has presented programs in 43 states and Canada on a variety of authors and subjects. Her article on the
Dear Honey letters by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was selected for the anthology Once Upon a Time in Florida to be published by University Press of Florida. She was named a Fellow in Florida Studies by University of South Florida-St. Petersburg in 2004 and will soon finish a book for UPF’s History and Culture series Florida Journeys.
The Barbara Sumwalt Museum is open to the public and located on Useppa Island, an island accessible by boat. Registration is required to attend by emailing [email protected]. This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Useppa Island Historical Society. 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. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.
February 10 @ 5:30 pm -
February 10 @ 6:30 pm