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When Manatees Were Sea Cows: How Floridians Coped When Times Were Hard

January 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

When Manatees Were Sea Cows: How Floridians Coped When Times Were Hard

Join us for an in-person presentation by author and journalist Janie Gould about the inventive ways Floridians put food on the table and survived during the Great Depression and its aftermath, focusing on one woman’s memories of how her unemployed father kept his family afloat by collecting Spanish moss and selling it for mattress stuffing. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Lake Wales History Museum.

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.

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Event Date/time:

January 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm -
January 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Janie Gould, Scholar
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Event Contact:

Jennifer D’hollander
(863) 676-1759

Event Venue:

Lake Wales History Museum
325 S Scenic Highway
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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