The title of Carol’s presentation is “Florida Folklore with a Lemon Bay Twist” that will educate and entertain the audience with tales of Florida Crackers, Seminole Indian traditions and the history of the lemon Bay area.
Carol Mahler is a professional storyteller who serves as the coordinator of the Desota County Historical Society’s Reseach Library and Museum.
The program is free and light refreshments will be served.
More about Carol:
Carol Mahler has served as humanities scholar, discussion leader, and project director for programs, funded by the Florida Humanities Council and other organizations, focusing on literature and Florida history. (Her nieces and nephews know that she reads every word of a museum exhibit.) She has taught writing and literature classes in schools, colleges, parks, recreation centers, churches, a prison, and other locations. Her poems have been published in various magazines, and her poetry collection, “How Do I Follow?”, was published in 2012 by the Peace River Press. She writes an occasional “History Mystery” column as well as other articles for the weekly “Arcadian” newspaper (published in Arcadia, Florida), plus she writes and edits articles, newsletters, and books for the DeSoto County Historical Society. Her children’s book, “Adventures in the Charlotte Harbor Watershed,” published by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, is annually distributed to students in the third, fourth, or fifth grade in seven counties