Category Archives: Participate

Planning the 2014-2015 events at HSoSC

Your board and interested members are currently planning the upcoming season’s events. Be sure to sign up for email notification of our blog posts (top of the right-hand column on this page, where it says “Get us by email”) so … Continue reading

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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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Oh no I forGOT!!!

Wonderful response from members and supporters on the 2014 Giving Challenge on May 6-7. Our biggest thanks to you all, as well as to those who preferred to use our “Donate” button here on our site, on the right margin. … Continue reading

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A penny postcard to the future

Little could Ethel Wood imagine that she would indeed become an influential woman in Sarasota until her death, still living in what we now know as the Bidwell-Wood House, decades later. For more on the House as well as the … Continue reading

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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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Old time-y receipts are fun to look at but….

Here at the Historical Society of Sarasota County, we love to see old receipts. Here’s one from a Bradentown (that’s what it was called in 1911) grocer:

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Meet your new Board Members!

Our first Conversation at the Crocker on Tuesday October 8 would be an excellent time to meet your new Board members. Remember, the buildings open an hour earlier, at 6pm, including the Gift Shop, and Deborah and Bill would love … Continue reading

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Put your Historical Society “on the map”

If you’d like to give a no-money-involved gift to the Historical Society of Sarasota County (although, of course, financial contributions are always welcome!) please consider writing a review and/or adding a photo or two to these web resources. The more … Continue reading

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Come dig us… or dig WITH us!

Calling All Gardeners* Marsha Fottler, Landscape Committee Chair If pulling weeds, planting, pruning and spreading mulch are strategies you embrace for relieving stress and getting exercise, your Historical Society has a opportunity you can’t pass up – a work day … Continue reading

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Do you have… or will you help get… what Linda needs?

Linda, our Site Manager and Board member, has issued our Spring Wish List. Might you have/ know of/ be willing to contribute to any of these needs at the Historical Society? She’d love to hear from you! Maybe it’s just … Continue reading

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The Herb Garden

by Marsha Fottler, Chair, Landscape Committee After the front-yard garden and the brick pathways were installed at the Bidwell-Wood House (see Florida-friendly plants at the Historical Society) , our members thought it would be educationally useful to build an herb … Continue reading

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Has it been a memorable year for your family? Make it an historical year!

As another “season” draws to a close here in Sarasota County, it’s time, naturally enough, for Historical Society fans, members, and followers to look back. Did something memorable happen

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Haven’t you ALWAYS wanted to peek in their drawers?

Here’s what some members of the Historical Society got to do this month: peek in John Ringling’s dresser drawers! We are blessed to have Ron as an avid supporter of the Historical Society of Sarasota County. Join him and hundreds … 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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VisitFlorida.com highlights the Historical Society

We’re famous, a star of the screen! See board member Chuck Resh’s great photo of the Historical Society on VisitFlorida here! And we’d be delighted if you’d share a personal memory of HSoSC  at visitflorida.com. It’s easy to do and … Continue reading

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