Center for Lifelong Learning offers free lecture on history of Sanibel

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Hodges University will host a free lecture on the history of Sanibel. The lecture will be held at the Barrington Terrace Learning Center, 5175 Tamiami Trail East, in Naples on Monday, February 20 from 1:00 pm to 2:30pm.

Sanibel is popular for its unrivalled shelling and its wildlife refuges. This course covers the early discovery of the area by Spanish, pioneer settlements and cattle shipments, growth of sports fishing, development of tourism, conservation of natural lands, fight over the causeway and incorporation of the city.

Marya Repko grew up in Hadlyme, Connecticut, but spent most of her adult life in Europe as a software engineer. When she discovered Everglades City, she felt at home immediately and moved there after retirement in 2000.  She is active in the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation and is the founder/owner of ECity Publishing.  Her first book, A Brief History of the Everglades City Area, has sold thousands of copies, and her most recent publication, Angel of the Swamp: Deaconess Harriet Bedell in the Everglades, received rave reviews.

This program is free of charge and open to the public.  No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Sarah Eldridge at (239) 598-6210.

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