LARGO — As part of the Speaking of History lecture series, author Elizabeth Neily will present Women of the Florida Frontier on Sunday. The lecture will be held at 2 p.m. in the Pinellas Room at Heritage Village.
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.
In 2007, Neily, an undergraduate student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was appointed the director of the Panama Canal Museum in Seminole, which offered her opportunity to travel to Panama and other Latin American countries. 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.
Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo and is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed all Pinellas County holidays. For more information about Heritage Village visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage, or call (727) 582-2123.