Contact: Erin Jenkins
(407) 541-0831

Andrew J. Groveman
Belz Enterprises
(901) 260-7278




ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (March 16, 2004) - Belz Factory Outlet World - St. Augustine and the St. Augustine Historical Society (SAHS) have partnered to celebrate Women's History Month with a commemorative exhibit that showcases several women important to St. Augustine's history. Visitors can view the historical display from Thursday, March 18 through Sunday, March 21, 2004.

As part of the national celebrations throughout the month of March, the weekend exhibit will showcase the lives of six extraordinary women: Sarah Anne Blocker (1857 -1944), teacher and college administrator; Abbie Brooks (1830 - 1914), teacher, author and historian; Wilma Davis (1891 - 1992), first woman Methodist minister in Florida; Nina Hawkins (1889 - 1972), newspaper reporter and editor; Zora Neale Hurston (1891 - 1960), novelist, folklorist and anthropologist; and Edith Taylor Pope (1905 - 1961), author.

About St. Augustine Historical Society

The St. Augustine Historical Society was formed in 1979 for the main purpose of securing the purchase and eventual restoration of the Badin-Roque House, a structure representative of Creole history and culture. Many of the members of SAHS are descendants of the original owners of the house, and the founding members of the society were all parishioners of St. Augustine Catholic Church at Isle Brevelle. Since that time, the membership has grown to include not only these parishioners but others located nationwide. The membership continues to enjoy steady growth.

About Belz

With headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., Belz is a multi-faceted real estate company with more than 30 million square feet of developed property, including more than 40 shopping complexes, ranging from community shopping centers to regional malls. In addition to its retail holdings, the company has developed and owns a group of premier hotels, including the flagship Peabody Hotels in Memphis and Orlando and the recently opened Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, Ark. Additional information about Belz is available at