Florida’s Female Pioneers: Women Who Have Shaped Florida

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to host historian and author Peggy Macdonald at our October 7 monthly meeting. Ms. McDonald will examine some of the women who have shaped Florida, including Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a physician who ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida; Harriet Beecher Stowe, famous for writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin who kick-started Florida’s tourism industry with her 1873 book, Palmetto Leaves; and Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, the first and only female Florida Seminole Tribal Chair and the first elected female tribal chair of any federally recognized American Indian tribe in the nation.

  • What: Guest Speaker Peggy McDonald, “Florida’s Female Pioneers: Women who have Shaped Florida”
  • When: Thursday, October 7, 2021 at ^:30 pm
  • Where: Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601
  • Cost: None – this event is free and open to the public

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