Great Women of Florida at the Museum

Great Women of Florida, presented by the Amelia Island Museum of History, features Filmmaker Kristy Andersen.

Great Women of Florida at the MuseumMouth of Amelia invites you to “Great Women of Florida” presented by the Amelia Island Museum of History and featuring Filmmaker Kristy Andersen.

WHEN: Friday, January 13th at 6 p.m.

WHERE: The Amelia Island Museum of History is located at 233 South 3rd Street in Fernandina Beach.

WHAT: The Amelia Island Museum of History is declaring 2012 as the Year of the Woman. Often overlooked in history, women have played an integral role in shaping today’s world. In celebration of this, the museum will be featuring special women-themed programs and events throughout the year. Filmmaker Kristy Andersen, who’s recently completed a documentary on Zora Neale Hurston will open the exhibit. Andersen will discuss her work on Hurston and we’ll screen the short film. Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Of Hurston’s four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

COST: This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored in part by the Florida Humanities Council.

For more information, contact Alex 261-7378 ext. 102.

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