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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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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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2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Gilbert King to Speak

The Sarasota Authors Connection, the Historical Society of Sarasota County, and the Friends of Selby Public Library will host an author talk/book signing by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King on Monday, February 24, 5:45 p.m., at the Selby Library, 1331 … 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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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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Gift Ideas that won’t be returned!

If you haven’t found just the right gift for a loved one this holiday season, may we suggest…. An activity you can do together, or they can do with others: the Historic Downtown Trolley Tour on Saturday, December 14 has … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Conversations at The Crocker 2013-2014

Here’s what we’ll be talking about at our monthly Conversations this coming season: All Conversations take place at the Crocker Memorial Church, 1260 12th Street (Pioneer Park), Sarasota, FL. All conversations start at 7 p.m. For more information, call Linda … Continue reading

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Get ready to learn something NEW at the OLDest residence in Sarasota County!

We’re excited to announce that the 2013-2014 Classes at the Park Schedule is now online! Our traditional Classes on the Back Porch have been renamed Classes at the Park, reflecting our involvement in the wider community of Pioneer Park in … Continue reading

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It’s going to be a great year!

The 2013-2014 season of events at the Historical Society looks like it’s going to be great! We’re having everything from women’s history to pirates (the real-life history for adults PLUS the fun, PG-rated version!) to yoga classes. And our annual … 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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