Celebrating Women's History at Second Saturdays at the Settlement - March 9th


Join us every Second Saturday for

Living History Demonstrations and Workshops of the Traditional Arts, Crafts and Trades.

Join us on Saturday March 9th for a special celebration of Women's History!

Pine Needle Basket Weaving Class 10am - 2pm

· Antique Medical Instrument Exhibit

. Weaving, Candles, Farm, Woodworking Demonstrations and more

In celebration of Women’s History Month will feature two historical presentations.

“Florida’s Female Pioneers” examines some of the women who have shaped the Sunshine State. Native Floridian Peggy Macdonald’s personalized version of this popular talk about pioneer women like Harriet Beecher Stowe, will include local lesser known Florida female firsts like Eliza Lemmon and Lucretia Underhill who both lived in Barberville’s Underhill home. Presentations are at 11am and 1pm. Storyteller Joanna Demarest will showcase female inventors of the same era with her historical interpretation “Who Invented That? The Trials, Tribulations and Successes of Female Inventors.”

Presentations are at 10am and 2pm. There will be limited seating for each.

Peggy Macdonald is a native Floridian. Dr. Macdonald is the executive director of the Matheson History Museum and an adjunct professor of history at Stetson University and Indian River State College. She gives presentations on Florida women's history with the Florida Humanities Council Speakers Series. Her publications include a biography of environmental activist Marjorie Harris Carr and a forthcoming book on Florida's female pioneers. Dr. Macdonald writes articles on local and Florida history and culture for Gainesville Magazine, Our Town Magazine and Senior Times. She serves on the boards of several local history organizations and the Alachua County Historical Commission. Macdonald is an alumna of the University of Florida (PhD in history, 2010) and Hollins University, a women's college in Roanoke, Virginia.

Lecture begins at 11am (limited seating 1st come 1st serve).

Joanna Demarest is a professional storyteller and specializes in Historical Character Interpretation, American, Historical, Traditional and Southern Tales, Ghost Stories, Storytelling Workshops, Nature and Campfire Programs and her own unique Ladybug Stories©. She appeared frequently at the Depreciation Lands Museum in Allison Park, PA as a historical character interpreter, in personally hand-made period attire, bringing history alive and telling the stories of what life was like for a woman on the frontier in the late 1700’s. Currently a team member of The Barberville Pioneer Settlement.

Second Saturday’s at the Settlement feature living history demonstrations like blacksmithing, woodworking, weaving, candle dipping, and more.

This event is open to the public, admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children ages 6-12, children under 6 are free. Members are free. Annual memberships include free admission to events and are available for $30 for an individual and a family membership is $50. Gates open 9:00am until 4:00pm.

Our summer kitchen will be open.

Programs vary month to month see our website or call for details.

Class & Workshop fees vary and include admission.

Exhibits and Demonstrations are

included with admission.

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