New Special Exhibit and Program Coming Soon: 2nd Annual 'Women Helping Women' Series

 

Over the course of your life, if you are lucky, you’ll find those women who brighten your day, lend a warm hand, listen and inspire you.  Learn the stories of two lucky women who reached out and found inspiration and enlightenment in each other, nature and in others. 

The St. Augustine Woman’s Exchange is developing new Presentations and Exhibits on "The St. Augustine Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings for March 2024. Zora Neale Hurston, "the daughter of a slave," and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, "an upper-middle-class Yankee," first met at Florida Normal in St. Augustine where Hurston was teaching creative writing. Both women were at the height of their literary creativity. Rawlings had achieved wild success with her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Yearling, and Hurston had published Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Our program will focus on their friendship, 1942 St. Augustine and their individual accomplishments in a time where societal norms of the Jim Crow south clouded the landscape.  

Friday
March 1st

Special Exhibit: These Special Women 

Free Exhibit, Donations Happily Accepted

Ticketed Lunch Event:  The St. Augustine Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Tour, Buffet Lunch and Learn starting at 11:30 am

We are thrilled that author Anna Lillioswill be our featured speaker for the afternoon. Anna Lillios's Crossing the Creek is the first book to examine the productive and complex relationship between Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings & Zora Neale Hurston.

143 St. George Street, St. Augustine 32084

 

Tickets Available Here

Saturday
March 2nd

Special Exhibit: The Special Women

Free Exhibit, Donations Happily Accepted

Ticketed Event: Trolley Tour - Journey Back to 1942 St. Augustine

Narrated by: David Nolan, Historian

Time: 10 am to 11:30 am

The Woman’s Exchange, in partnership the Tourist Development Council and are pleased to invite you to join us for a special trolley tour transporting us back to the days of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Zora Neale Hurston.

This 2 hour trolley tour will be guided and narrated by one of St. Augustines's best known historians, David Nolan. Since 1977 David has made his home in St. Augustine.

 

Tickets Available Here

Saturday
March 2nd

Special Exhibit: The Special Women

Free Exhibit, Donations Happily Accepted

Ticketed Lunch Event: Friendships and Enlightenment

Tour, Buffet Lunch and Learn

starting at 11:30 am

We are thrilled that author Ann McCutchan will be our featured speaker for the afternoon. Ann McCutchan's sixth book The Life she Wished to Live : A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, was released by May 11, 2021.

Books will be available for signing and purchase.

143 St. George Street, St. Augustine 32084

 

Tickets Available Here

Please note, these Special Exhibits, events and program are being held in partnership with The St. John’s Cultural Council and The St. John’s County Tourist Development Council.