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Matheson Museum Idylwild Cowgirls

  • When: Thursday, November 16, 2017,  6:00 pm -  7:30 pm
  • Location: Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: free

The Matheson History Museum is excited to welcome local author Debra Segal to discuss her young adult adventure novel, "Idylwild Cowgirls." A book signing will follow her presentation.

Set in 1973, the book follows a group of adventurous young cowgirls through their many escapades along the roads and trails of rural south Gainesville. The story straddles the line between fiction and nonfiction. Most of the adventures are based on true stories from an authentic group of girls who lived in the Idylwild neighborhood. Paynes Prairie, with its unimaginable number of snakes and alligators, plays prominently in the book.

Funded in part by Visit Gainesville Alachua County, FL.