The Modernism Museum Mount Dora presents our next Dine & Learn: Florida’s 3 Marjories: Marjorie Carr, Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings featuring award-winning writer and historian Leslie Kemp Poole on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at 12:30 PM (luncheon) and 6:30 PM (dinner). The event will take place at the Modernism Museum’s award-winning restaurant, 1921 Mount Dora. The cost is $35 for a three-course, prix-fixe menu.
Join the Modernism Museum and Leslie Kemp Poole in a discussion of Florida’s 3 Marjories: Marjorie Carr, Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. All three women established a legacy of ecological stewardship in Florida.
Marjorie Carr created the Florida Defenders of the Environment and organized a movement that stopped the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Marjory Stoneman Douglas is notable for her work establishing the Everglades National Park. Rawlings, who wrote “The Yearling” in 1938, was inspired by her home, which was later restored and is on the National Register of Historic Places. “The Yearling” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1939.
Leslie Kemp Poole is an award-winning writer and historian. Her most recent book is Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century (2015). A fourth-generation Floridian, Poole has long been interested in the role of women in the state’s environmental movement and how they were saving the state’s important natural resources even before they were able to vote.
Poole is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Rollins College and received her PhD in History from the University of Florida in 2012. Her articles have been published in many academic journals and she regularly presents her papers at history conferences. Prior to working in academia, Poole was a reporter for several newspapers, including the Orlando Sentinel, where she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Please call the Modernism Museum at (352) 385-0034 to reserve your spot. Limited seating is available.