LARGO - As part of the Speaking of History lecture series, author Elizabeth Neily will present Women of the Florida Frontier Sunday, March 16, 2 p.m., in the Pinellas Room at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N. in Largo.
Neily will focus on notable contributions of women on the Florida frontier. She will discuss the Spanish conquistadores, Native American women and other pioneer women.
Neily explores the world around her through her lens. As an undergraduate student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she learned to look at the human impact on the world. She then turned to looking at the natural world, and has been especially interested in the subtitles of the seasons of Florida where she now lives.
In 2007, Neily was appointed the director of the Panama Canal Museum in Seminole, which offered her opportunity to travel to Panama and other Latin American countries. Her interests in indigenous people of the Americas led her on interesting journeys. Together with her husband, she offers educational programs about the culture of Florida's earliest people and the native plants and wildlife that sustained them.