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More Than Orange Blossoms: Feisty, Fabulous Females of Florida
March 26, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Historical Society of Avon Park presents “More Than Orange Blossoms: Feisty, Fabulous Florida Females” by storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar. 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! 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. Registration is not required. There is no admission fee for this event.
This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Historical Society of Avon Park. 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, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
March 26, 2023 @ 3:00 pm -
March 26, 2023 @ 4:30 pm