LIFE 
AND 
TIMES 
PORTRAYALS

By

Kathryn Chesley

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MEET SOME FABULOUS LADIES
AND HEAR ABOUT THEIR LIFE AND TIMES

AS AN ACTRESS. WRITER, AND HISTORIAN, I TELL THE STORIES OF HISTORIC AND INFLUENTIAL WOMEN AND THE LIFE AND TIMES IN WHICH THEY LIVED.

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Wedding Dress
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EACH WOMAN BRINGS A

45, 60 OR 90 MINUTE

POWER POINT OF

PHOTOGRAPHS OF

HER LIFE AND TIMES

PORTRAYALS ARE DONE

IN FULL COSTUME

OF THE AREA.

=

PREFECT FOR

LUNCHEON SPEAKER

OR

GROUP MEETING

 
 

LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO THE LADIES I CURRENTLY PORTRAY..

 
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MABLE RINGLING

THIS IS A 'FARM TO TABLE" STORY. MABLE GREW UP ON AN OHIO FARM AND ENDED UP AT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TABLE IN SARASOTA. HEAR HER STORY UNFOLD AS SHE TELLS OF HER LIFE AND TIMES WHEN SHE WAS THE WOMAN BEHIND THE MAN WHO RAN "THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH."

 

BERTHA HONORE PALMER

BERTHA'S LIFE TOOK HER FROM THE SHORES OF CHICAGO, TO WASHINGTON D.C., A CASTLE IN ENGLAND AND THEN TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA. SHE HAS A TALE TO TELL ABOUT HER EXPLOITS AND HER CHALLENGES AS SHE BECOMES ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN OF HER LIFE AND TIMES.

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ELIZABETH VAN LEW

As a Northern sympathize in the Confederate capital Elizabeth Van Lew remains one of the most remarkable figures in American History. Elizabeth became Ulysses S. Grant's primary spy during the Civil War. She tells the story of how she developed her spy network. Her work helped to turn the victory to the North. She also recounts the aftermath of the Civil War and how the failure of reconstruction affects us today.

Come to hear her tell the story of her life and times as a daring spymaster and as a post war politician.

 

MARTHA "MARTY" HARTMAN

MARTHA IS THE FOUNDER OF THE "PETTICOAT PAINTERS," AND IN THAT POSITION SHE TELLS HER LIFE AND TIMES THE AROUND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ALL OF THE ARTS ORGANIZAIONS FROM 1940 ON WHICH CREATED "THE CULTURAL COAST OF FLORIDA" IN AND AROUND SARASOTA.

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MARY JANE WYATT WHITAKER

A LEARNED LADY WHO BECAME THE FIRST WHITE SETTLER OF THE SARASOTA AREA IS QUITE A STORY TELLER. SHE TELLS THE STORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF FLORIDA FROM 1500 UNTIL 1920 RELATING TO MUCH OF HER LIFE AND TIMES.

 

PEARL WHITFIELD

SARASOTA WAS BOOMING IN 1925, THE YEAR THAT PEARL MOVED THERE. SHE AND HER HUSBAND, JOHN, BOUGHT THE "PRETTIEST" HOUSE ON THE BAY, AT THE TIME. BUT TIME HAS A WAY OF CHANGING AND PEARL TELLS IT ALL: THE BOOM AND THE GLOOM IN SARASOTA FROM 1920-1960 IN HER LIFE AND TIMES.

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CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT

HEAR THE STORY OF THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS AS TOLD BY ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE MOVEMENT. AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION, IT WAS CARRIE'S WORK WHICH GOT THE LAST STATE TO VOTE TO PASS THE AMENDMENT. HEAR HER STORY OF HER LIFE AND TIMES BEFORE AND AFTER WOMEN HAD THE RIGHT TO VOTE.

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MINA MILLER EDISON

DAUGHTER OF AN INVENTOR AND THE WIFE OF AN INVENTOR, MINA TELLS THE STORY OF HER LIFE AND TIMES DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHAUTAUQUA MOVEMENT

AND HER LIFE AND TIMES WITH 

THOMAS ALVA EDISON

 

ROSE PHILLIPS WILSON

HERE IS THE WOMEN BEHIND THE PEN. ROSE RAN THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN SARASOTA IN 1900 AND HER EDITORIALS SPEARHEADED THE MANY CHANGES IN THE AREA DURING HER LIFE AND TIMES WHEN SARASOTA BECAME A COUNTY AND WOMEN WERE ENCOURAGED TO VOTE. 

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MARIE SELBY

MARIE WAS THE FIRST WOMAN

TO DRIVE ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN AN AUTOMOBILE. IN HER LIFE AND TIMES, SHE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT THAT DRIVE IN 1908 AND HOW SHE AND HER HUSBAND ESTABLISHED THE SELBY GARDENS AS WELL AS  A FOUNDATION THAT, TODAY, FINANCES MANY CHARITIES.

 
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HISTORIC CITY TOURS ARE OFFERED, AS ONE OF THE WOMEN WHO SHAPED SARASOTA.

IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA.

ASK FOR LEADING LADIES TOUR

Check on this website for dates.

www.discoversarasotatours.com

 

FOR FURTHER

INFORMATION

CONTACT

KATHRYN CHESLEY

AT

LIFETIMEPORTRAYALS@GMAIL.COM

Sarasota, FL, USA

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