Celebrate Women at the Women of the Everglades Exhibit

By Amanda Roland

The Florida Museum of Natural History exhibit honors the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with its newest gallery exhibit, “Women of the Everglades.” It highlights the Everglades as well as the three women, May Mann Jennings, Minnie Moore-Wilson and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who laid the foundation for its conservation. 

The exhibit features a display of Douglas’ book, “The Seminoles of Florida,” among postcards from Royal Palm State Park and Seminole dolls. Walk through the exhibit and pass by artifacts and historical images of these women, detailing the causes they championed. 

Learn how, Jennings, Moore-Willson and Douglas helped pioneer conservation at a time when women’s policy-making role was limited. This exhibit is free admission but is open for a limited time only through September, so don’t miss out!For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/exhibits/everglades or call 352-846-2000.