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This program is part of a series of programs that are affiliated with our temporary exhibition 125 Years of Florida Public Health. The exhibit will be open during the event, and we encourage you to view it during your visit to the Museum.

125 Years of Florida Public Health
Lunch & Learn: The History of Being Born in Florida

Thursday, October 23, 2014
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

The Florida Historic Capitol Museum invites you to join us for lunch on October 23, 2014, as we discuss the historical evolution of childbirth in Florida.  Our panelists consist of industry experts Dr. A.D. Brickler, Certified Nurse Midwife Cindi Denbow, Licensed Midwife Jennie Joseph, and former Florida State Health Officer Dr. Charlton Prather.  Together, our panelists have over 100 years of combined experience and have helped deliver tens of thousands of babies.  Their varied roles and knowledge in the history of maternal and infant care will provide our guests with a uniquely encompassing picture of The History of Being Born in Florida.

Seating is limited.  Reservations are required—call (850) 487-1902.  Bring your own lunch or order a box lunch, which are $5 for Museum Members and $10 for non-Members.  Not a Member? Join Today!

Our Panelists

Dr. BricklerDr. A.D. Brickler has contributed invaluable experience to the Family Medicine Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital since its inception, more than 40 years ago.  During his time as a family physician he has delivered over 30,000 babies.  Dr. Brickler was named both State and National Family Physician of the Year in 1982, and continues to serve the medical community both here in Tallahassee and beyond.  Read more »


Cindi Denbow Certified Nurse Midwife Cindi Denbow was awarded dual Master’s degrees in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University and The Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 2006.  In 2009, Cindi opened her own birth center, Gentle Birth Options, in Niceville, Florida.  Cindi’s philosophy centers around the mother and her strength as a natural child bearer.  She firmly believes in empowering the mothers of expecting children by providing them with the support they need, especially in mental preparation for the birth.  Read more »


Jennie Joseph Licensed Midwife Jennie Joseph is a British-trained Midwife and women’s health advocate.  She moved to the United States in 1989, and began a journey of reformation, culminating in what is now known as The JJ Way®.  She has been instrumental in the regulation of Florida midwives since the 1990s and has been involved in midwifery education since 1995. She is the chair of Florida’s State Council of Licensed Midwives and is the founder and executive director of Commonsense Childbirth Inc.  Read more »


Dr. Prather Dr. Charlton Prather is a Floridian by birth, growing up in Jasper, Florida.  Upon reading Paul De Kruif’s book “Microbe Hunters” in ninth grade, Prather was convinced that he was going to pursue a career in Public Health hunting microbes.  Dr. Prather served as State Epidemiologist for seven years and then as the Chief of the Bureau of Preventable Diseases.  He led the Division of Health from 1974 to 1979, and again from 1986-1987.  Dr. Prather spent 35 years, six months, 27 days and one and a quarter hours in the Florida Public Health system. Read more »

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors and Partners

The Florida Historic Capitol Foundation, as the Direct Support Organization for the Museum, extends its deepest appreciation to the following sponsors for their generous support and efforts in making this event possible.

Florida Health logo Sharkeys Capitol Cafe logo
Capital Health Plan Doubletree Hotel TMH logo
Florida Blue
Gentle Birth Options logo Commonsense Childbirth logo
 
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Museum Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays
Noon - 4:30 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day
and Christmas Day

Free Admission
(donations appreciated)