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The Ladies were Daughters Too won 3rd Place in the Spring 2024 History Category
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Look me up in Sarasota

on April 6th 

Sara De Soto 100th Anniversary Celebration 1 to 3 PM
Crocker Memorial Church, 1260 12th St., Sarasota
OTHER 2024 In-Person Presentations

The Ladies were Daughters Too is an in-person presentation based upon my latest book of the same title. Each presentation, however, is customized to the locale where my presentation is given. My book begins with a history of a group of determined women in the 1850s who, against all odds, formed a national organization for the purpose of saving the tomb and homeplace of our Nation’s first President. The Mount Vernon Ladies Association cracked the infamous glass ceiling – but it also set the stage for another organization of patriotic women to follow. My book moves on next to The Daughters of the American Revolution, an organization formed in 1890, but in 1892, received a surprising kick-start from still another assembly of very determined American women. Called “Lady Managers,” the temporary organization of national women was led by an extraordinary lady well-known to Florida, but never really acknowledged for her role in establishing the National Society of the DAR.
Contact Rick@CroninBooks.com for details on how to arrange a presentation for your Society anywhere throughout Florida. (Beyond Florida? Let's talk about it.)  

See History Event page for complete list of 2024 Presentations
(To arrange a presentation inquire Rick@CroninBooks.com) 

Upcoming 2024 - 2025 Events

Dirt Trails to Iron Rails: The Making of the I-4 Corridor
Celebration Foundation (Pre-Registration Required)
Course: Three classes, 1:30 to 2:45 on Tuesday, April 9, 16 & 23, 2024


Winter Park Half-Century Club
Wednesday evening, April 10, 2024 (members only)


Ghost Towns & Phantom Trains
Winter Garden Heritage Foundation
June 20 at 6:30 PM, 21 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden

The Ladies were Daughters Too - Winter Park Edition

October 9, 2024


The Ladies were Daughter Too - Palm Beach Edition
November 16, 2024


The Chase Brothers and their Sunniland Dynasty
Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, November 21, 2024

Marion Dragoons Chapter 2311

January 21, 2025

The Ladies were Daughters Too - St. Augustine Edition

March 12, 2025

The Ladies were Daughter Too - Bradenton Edition

March 14, 2025
 

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