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    Gertie Legendre, SC Heiress, Explorer, Spy

    February 16, 2021@7:00 pm-8:30 pm


    Talk about your Steel Magnolias! Gertrude Sanford Legendre is the most amazing South Carolina woman you’ve never heard of. An heiress, a flapper, a hunter, a leader of scientific expeditions, Gertie was also the first American woman in uniform taken prisoner by the Nazis during World War II.

    Gertie partied with the Fitzgeralds, Harpo Marx, Albert Schweitzer, George S. Patton, Lilly Pulitzer and Bing Crosby. In her later years, she became an ardent conservationist, fighting for habitat preservation on the South Carolina coast and leaving her 7,000-acre plantation in a conservation easement (Medway, Mount Holly SC.)

    In this world of covid social isolation, get some tips on surviving lockdowns based on Gertie’s experience as a WWII POW from Kathryn Smith, her biographer and author of “Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy.”

    The event is Free and will feature audience Q/A. Enrollment is limited.

    Register for the event at:  https://tinyurl.com/y4vh89c7

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. If this is the first time you have attended a Zoom event, you may be directed to download the Zoom app. You do NOT need a Zoom account to attend. If when you register you click on add to your calendar, you will have all the information you need to join the event on your calendar.

    After the event everyone who has registered will receive an email with a link to the presentation that will be available for two weeks only.

    More Information: HistoryComesAlive.org


    February 16, 2021
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm
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