Oaklawn Ramble Celebrates Tampa's Frontier Women

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Women's contributions and accomplishments can been seen and felt all around Tampa. In celebration of Women’s History Month; the Tampa Historical Society will present “She Hath Done What She Could: The Women of Oaklawn,” a tour featuring living historians in period dress offering lively, engaging narratives about the trials and triumphs of some of the pioneer women interred at Tampa’s oldest public burial ground. The event will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Oaklawn Cemetery, located at 606 E. Harrison Street, in downtown Tampa.

Among those portrayed will be wives, mothers and sweethearts as well as women who worked in cigar factories. Maureen Patrick, historical society president, will lead a walking tour of the cemetery while portraying one of its most interesting female “residents.” A $5 donation is requested to benefit educational programs and preservation efforts by the Tampa Historical Society.

For more information, call 813-831-5214 or email info@historicguides.com. Please note video cameras are not permitted and the program is recommended for children over the age of 7.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc., a not for profit organization that supports the programs and activities of Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Department.