Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Lecture: Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida

Time: 5:30 pm til 7:00 pm

Location: Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, Florida 34208

Description: Florida Humanities Speaker Series: "Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida” by Carrie Sue Ayvar

“If you’ve never heard the roar of a bull alligator and some night bird answer, you haven’t lived.” So said Dr. Anna Darrow (1876-1959) who, in 1909, became only the 2nd woman doctor licensed in Florida. She often braved swampland, alligators, venomous snakes, and some of the most dangerous outlaw gangs this state has ever seen, in order to heal the sick, nurse the wounded and deliver babies. Chautauqua Scholar, Carrie Sue Ayvar, introduces you to this fearless wife, mother, doctor, pharmacist, artist and even veterinarian when needed.

Free admission and parking. No RSVP required, seating on a first come, first served basis.
Open to the public. Ages 13 & up recommended.

Manatee Village Historical Park is proud to be a Florida Humanities Council (FHC) Speaker Series partner. Between now and March 2018, Manatee Village Historical Park will present five speakers from the Florida Humanities Council. These talks are made possible by funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.

Exhibit Opening: Sailing Vessels of the Snapper Fishing Industry

Time: 5:30 pm til 7:00 pm

Location: Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St W, Cortez, Florida 34215

Description: The Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) is pleased to announce the opening of a traveling exhibit from the Florida Public Archaeology Network, “Talking Smack: The Sailing Vessels of Pensacola’s Red Snapper Fishing Industry” on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 5:30 – 7 PM.

Visitors can enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Florida Maritime Museum. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 5:30 – 7 PM. Please RSVP at (941) 708-6121 or

After the end of the American Civil War, industry in Pensacola and Northwest Florida boomed as money flowed from the North to the South. Among various industrial endeavors in this area, commercial fishing for red snapper becomes one of the most successful. The colorful fishermen and beautiful sailing vessels of the red snapper fishing industry dominated Pensacola’s waterfront from 1870-1930. This exhibit discusses the importance of red snapper fishing to the development of Pensacola and Northwest Florida.

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FPAN is co-hosting this event.

March 2018