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

March 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Family of migrant workers having supper: Belle Glade, Florida (1939) Woman migrant packinghouse worker from Tennessee with four children and two relatives eating supper.

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.

A former board Member of Vero Heritage which operates the Heritage Center in downtown Vero Beach, Janie Gould is a fourth generation Florida native. Gould’s popular radio series, “Floridays” enjoyed a nine-year run on public radio station WQCS-FM.

This event is funded by Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program, in partnership with Florida Master Naturalist- St. Lucie Chapter.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

March 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm -
March 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Janie Gould, Scholar
Event Fee:

Event Contact:

Susan Hamburger

Event Venue:

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens
2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 United States
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