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Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Living in the Sunshine

Join us for this Coffee Talk performance with Nan Colton.

Have you ever wondered about what it was like to live in Florida during prohibition when the bridges and railroads were being constructed? Everybody was encouraged “for their health” to retire to Florida–even to purchase swamp land. This narrative, by a loquacious widow, Mrs. Tidbit, promises to be fascinating, entertaining, and thought-provoking.

The 1930s brought a new reality to America. Social, political, moral, and artistic issues and new ideas were spreading rapidly via telephone and telegraph. Radios blared daily weather and product commercials while electricity poles made bold lines across wide-open spaces. No one foresaw or proclaimed the great depression to come. These were the days of great anticipation and enthusiasm. Mrs. Tidbit, a fictitious character, tells us about settling in St. Petersburg after the death of her husband, of the famous – and infamous – people she has encountered, of remarkable happenings during the period, and startling inventions being made.

  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshments served in the Membership Garden
  • 10:30 am – 11 am Coffee Talk presentation by Nan Colton
  • 11:00 am Q&A followed by a docent tour


FREE for MFA members; Not-yet members are $22 for adults and $17 for seniors. 
Registration required.


Sponsored by Westminster Communities of West Florida

Event Details

June 14

10–11:30 am

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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