P. O. Box 644, NOCATEE, FL 34268, US

(863) 445-0789


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About Carol Mahler

A professional storyteller and singer-songwriter, Carol Mahler specializes in telling Florida folklore.  Combining education and entertainment, she has performed stories about Florida throughout the state, at the Florida Folk Festival since 2013, and at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in 2003.  She is also a published author, book editor/designer, and the volunteer coordinator of the DeSoto County Historical Society’s research library and museum.


DeSoto County Historical Society

Carol Mahler serves as the volunteer coordinator of the Howard and Velma Melton Historical Research Library and the John Morgan Ingraham House Museum.

  • Research assistance
  • Museum tours
  • Walking tours (for groups of five or more) of downtown historic Arcadia
  • Presentations about history--in general or specific--of Arcadia and/or DeSoto County

She also writes, edits, and designs books and other publications for the DeSoto County Historical Society.

  • Recollections: A Collection of Historical Photographs, Docments, Stories, Recipes, Sayings, and Other Memorabilia about Arcadia and DeSoto County, Florida.
  • Crackers Cures:  A Compendium of Cures, Concoctions, Potions, Remedies, Magic, Old Wives’ Tales, Omens, Luck Signs, and Talismans.


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Carol Mahler: Author and Storyteller

P. O. Box 644, NOCATEE, FL 34268, US

(863) 445-0789