2020 WINTER/SPRING LECTURES
Admission is FREE but you MUST have an Eventbrite ticket for entry.* FMM members can reserve seats by calling (941) 708-6120.
Please arrive early, by 5:55 PM, unfilled seats will be given to those on wait list.
*Once building capacity is reached we cannot allow any more people into the building.
Sold Out - The Florida Women Behind the Everglades
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Presented by Casey Wooster, Government House Collections Assistant
“There are no other Everglades in the world.” – Marjory Stoneman Douglas, The Everglades: River of Grass (1947)
Florida women led the way when it came to protecting the Everglades in the early 1900s. At a time when women fought for the vote, women’s clubs and garden clubs led a movement to save the “river of grass.” This lecture will cover the intertwined history of Florida’s conservation and suffragette movements. Join us to hear about the leading ladies who started the drive to save the spaces of the Everglades.
"Cortez Core - why this particular fishing village endures."
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Presented by Karen Bell, A.P. Bell Fish Company
Karen Bell, of A.P. Bell Fish Company and 3rd generation Cortezian, will share her views on what makes Cortez unique and why the community still maintains its position as an active working waterfront.
Instructors and guest lecturers at the Florida Maritime Museum and Folk School are independent contractors or volunteers whose opinions are not necessarily those of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, or Manatee County.
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