Category Archives: Happening Now

Doings around the Historical Society

The 2014 Giving Challenge this month was such a thrill and raised much needed funds. Our portion of the over $3 million raised was

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What makes a community, a community? Lessons from 100+ years

Ever since 1882 (the year Alfred Bidwell built his home in Sarasota, now known as the Bidwell-Wood House, the oldest remaining residence in Sarasota County) and 1901, when Peter Crocker built the Crocker Church for his Bee Ridge community, our … Continue reading

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Nothing like an Earlye Musicke Consort

Sarasota Earlye Musicke Consort to serenade us in the Crocker Church Tuesday April 1 at 7pm Nothing like an Earlye Musicke Consort to start off the beautiful month of April! The Sarasota Earlye Musicke Consort is a group of musicians … Continue reading

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Springing Forward: Did you?

Did you remember to spring forward today? Just a friendly, vintage reminder! The best reason to love DST in Sarasota? Enough time to get to the beach and watch the sunset! To read more about the history of Daylight Savings … Continue reading

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Speaking to God in Different Voices: Conversation at the Crocker

How did diverse religious groups influence the early growth and character of Sarasota? The congregations that pioneers of the Sarasota area established became civic and social centers in addition to places of worship and their importance increased as the little … Continue reading

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The Historical Society Museum Shop planning for another great season

The Historical Society of Sarasota County is looking for local artisans, writers, artists and creators of “One of a Kind” articles

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