Florida Mansions and the Gilded Age is the subject of the second talk by Dr. Steven Noll, Master Lecturer at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. in 1991 in American History. He is a faculty advisor and has published three books. Refreshments will be served. Shaping Sarasota: Four Memorable Women features the Four Memorable Women – Nettie Keener Keith, Mable Ringling, Bertha Palmer and Marie Selby. The exhibition includes displays and lectures.


Female Activists in Early 20th Century Florida, is the subject of a talk by Jeff LaHurd, noted Sarasota author/historian who has written 17 books about the history of the Sarasota community. Refreshments will be served. Shaping Sarasota: Four Memorable Women features the Four Memorable Women – Nettie Keener Keith, Mable Ringling, Bertha Palmer and Marie Selby. The exhibition includes displays and lectures.