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2017/2018 FHC Speaker Schedule
(2)Thursday, January 11, 2018 –Florida at War – by Betty Jean Steinhouer. Program captures the life and times of Florida after the Civil War ended and during WW2. Ms. Steinhouser plays and acts the role of two northern authors that lived in Florida during these two historical periods. It is a clash of cultures, gender, and how these two wars impacted the residents of Florida.
(3)Thursday, February 15, 2018 – Doc Anna Swamp Doc of Florida - by Carrie Sue Ayvar. Carrie Ayvar will act and play the life of Doc Anna, a real medical doctor from the north, who moved south with her husband and practiced medicine on the wild frontier surrounding Lake Okeechobee in the early 19th century.
Doc Anna was also a great artist. One famous painting depicts her walking down a trail from a model t car to a rustic, single room pioneer home, while a hen fiercely defends her chicks against a large rattlesnake. The famous Glades author, Lawrence Will, wrote numerous stories about her in his well read book, A Cracker History of Lake Okeechobee.
(4)Thursday, March 15, 2018 – When Making Chief Osceola; The Abolitionists and the Rise of an American Myth - by Andrew Frank.
Dr. Frank has written numerous books on the Seminoles and other Indians living in the southeastern United States. His presentation explores the many myths surrounding Osceola. He focuses on the army policies during the Second Seminole Indian War (1838 to 1842) and the state of theNation, factors that birthed these myths.
The Florida Humanities Council speaker programs are free to the public. All programs are scheduled from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Come join us for some exciting evenings at the Clewiston Museum. Refreshments will be served after each program