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Category Archives: History Fun
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Westfield Sarasota Square is helping 15 carefully-selected local non-profits have a shot at some community
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
UPDATE: Almost 100 Historical Society supporters enjoyed a perfect November Sunday cruise. Each received a $5 voucher good for anything at our upcoming Designer Tag Sale on Saturday November 17. See you then! The Historical Society of Sarasota County (HSOSC) … Continue reading
If you love historical tidbits, you’ll love this site. Gee, maybe we should have a Jeopardy party one day at Pioneer Park! (Watch this tidbit closely. The Ice Age is coming to Sarasota… in about 150 million years.) Graphic from http://www.atpm.com
Mother’s Day is coming soon - Sunday May 13 – do you
Remember in school, where it seemed history class was all about dates… when did Hannibal invade Switzerland? How boring. The fascinating part was the elephants, right?
I love to read contemporaneous accounts about history events, even if they aren’t directly related to Sarasota County history. For example, to get a feel for what was going on the year that the Bidwell-Wood House was built, I found … Continue reading
UPDATE September 2012: This event was such a success, we’re doing it again. Get your reservation in early. See our Calendar of Events. Well, now you can! Yes, the Historical Society of Sarasota County has arranged for a private, limited-size … Continue reading