Carrie Sue Ayvar

Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar Shares, “Women Not In Your History Books”

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

March is Women’s History Month, an opportunity to celebrate pioneer women of South Florida. Their personal histories have not been told as often as they should!

During a reception & discussion this Friday March 3, 2017 at 7PM EST, at the Fort Lauderdale History Museum, meet Carrie Sue Ayvar, a recognized storyteller by the Florida Humanities Council. Ayvar will share ‘Women not in your history books, but should be’ — specifically Dr. Anna Darrow, the first female physician in Broward, sometimes called the ‘Petticoat Doctor of the Everglades’ — who painted lush natural landscapes when not attending to her patients and others.

And then there’s Rose Weiss, known as the ‘Mother of Miami Beach,’ one of her first jobs at 16 was a commercial artist sketching and painting with watercolors (for which she had to conceal her real age). Neither women had formal training but never let that stop them from creating…paintings or developing culture in which they lived!

Both Darrow and Weiss helped found the cities of Okeechobee and Miami Beach respectively and were part of Fort Lauderdale’s early history and its long lasting institutions.

Find out about these women whom you should know — especially if you live in South Florida — their passion for community and the arts. This project is part of the ‘Reinterpreting the Pioneer Outsider Art Exhibit’ exploring South Florida’s distinctive culture through the lens of of Outsider Artists.

What: Storytelling & Reception Women Not In Your History Books.. But Should Be with Carrie Sue Ayvar

When: 7PM-9PM

Where: Fort Lauderdale History Museum

Formerly Known as 1905 New River Inn)

231 Southwest 2nd Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Tickets: $10 Available on Eventbrite. Admission Free For Historical Society Members and Members of the South Florida Outsider Art & Entertainment Meetup Group.