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February, 2018 Membership Meeting

"A Glimpse into Palatka's Black History"


For a one-of-a-kind perspective on Palatka, join Palatka Vice Mayor Mary Lawson Brown this Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Putnam County Historical Society's February, 2018 membership meeting at 11:00 AM at the Bronson-Mulholland House, 100 Madison Street, Palatka.

Vice Mayor Brown's grandparents were entrepreneurs and civic leaders in the community including founding E. W. Lawson & Son Funeral Home and Mary Lawson Sanatorium, a hospital used by both black and white patients in the days when segregation was the norm.  She'll be talking about growing up in Palatka and sharing memories about some of the outstanding black residents and businesses that have been part of the city's history.

The program is open to the public at no charge and will be followed by light refreshments.  Early arrival is suggested as seating is limited.



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