Category Archives: History Fun

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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Learn about Sarasota’s history from the water.

Nothin’s more fun than messin’ around on someone else’s boat, while learning history! The Historical Society of Sarasota County is hosting our 23rd Cruise and Tour of Sarasota Bay on the LeBarge tour boat on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Historical Society

In 1863 Thanksgiving became our third national holiday alongside Washington’s birthday and Independence Day. NPR’s audio report on recreating a Thanksgiving dinner in the style of 1863. Boil a tender, nice piece of beef — any piece that is clear … Continue reading

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The TRUE story of Pirates!

You know that we’re having Pirates and Pioneers Day at the Historical Society on Saturday November 16, a family-oriented day filled with music, presentations, pirates in costume (you dress up too, if you dare!), arts and crafts for the kids, … Continue reading

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Give me a tinkle…

Remember when people used to say “give me a tinkle” when they meant “call me on the phone”? Well, we’re asking you to drop a dime and call the Historical Society to reserve your spot on this fall’s exciting events. … Continue reading

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An historic look at Sarasota County

If it’s too wet or too hot some day soon, take a comfy meander through the archives of the Sarasota news, courtesy of Google News. You never know what you might find… like

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Rah Rah Riverview High!

The Historical Society extends its best wishes for Riverview High School’s two History Bowl Teams, heading for the National History Bowl in Washington DC in April. The junior and senior History Bowl team members take rigorous history courses, including AP … Continue reading

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Local authors and their books!

We’re so happy that the selection of books by local authors and on local subjects is growing every day in our Gift Shop! Watch

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A Short History of Florida, in full color, online, and free.

Summing up an entire state and 500 years of history in 14 graphic-filled pages isn’t easy, but The Museum of Florida History has done it! Click here.  

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Explore Sarasota’s History via Historic Postcards

Matthew Greenwood has made a great video of some of his historic Sarasota postcards, and he’s given us permission to share these with you. Sit back, relax, and see what Sarasota looked like way back when. Clicking the graphic takes … Continue reading

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Browsing Sarasota History

Did you know you can read the Sarasota Herald-Tribune all the way back to 1925 (Volume 1, Issue 2… apparently the first edition is lost to history, at least lost to Google!)? The gathering seems to stop in 2008. Google’s … Continue reading

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Brother in the Shadow: Charles Ringling

The next Conversation at the Crocker event will be spectacularly interesting, coming as it does on the heels of the talk and booksigning by Michael Lancaster, author of The Last Laugh, on December 4. What influence did Charles Ringling, John’s … Continue reading

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Is this wreath worth $1500?

Westfield Sarasota Square is helping 15 carefully-selected local non-profits have a shot at some community

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Save the date, and reserve a seat

The Historical Society of Sarasota County presents A Day of FUN Saturday Nov. 17 Take an open-air TROLLEY TOUR of Historic Downtown Sarasota With renowned hometown

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Cruise, nibble, and hear some stories!

UPDATE: Almost 100 Historical Society supporters enjoyed a perfect November Sunday cruise.  The Historical Society of Sarasota County (HSOSC) is hosting its 21st Cruise and Tour of Sarasota Bay on the LeBarge tour boat on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from … Continue reading

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