Category Archives: Past Events

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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On the Street where you Live: Conversation at the Crocker

A lively and informative discussion about the history and development of significant neighborhoods in Sarasota. You’ll learn a lot and get to voice your own opinion on places to live – then and now. Sarasota officially became a real estate … 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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Circus Circus! December’s Conversation at the Crocker!

Deborah Walk,  Curator of the Ringling Circus Museum, invites three famous circus friends to sit and chat about performing, rehearsing at winter quarters and much more. Hear insider stories about circus luminaries and how they influenced the development of Sarasota … Continue reading

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Sounds of the Holidays Tuesday Dec 3

SOUNDS OF THE HOLIDAYS, featuring inspirational music, carols and spirituals will fill the historic Crocker Memorial Church on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd at 7:00 P.M. This FREE concert for historic music lovers is open to the public and features internationally known … Continue reading

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Have a little singalong with scurvy dogs and busty wenches

To get your day started just right, and

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Incredible songs, stories and more from incredible local artists

The Historical Society is thrilled to have

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What type of pirate will you dress up as?

We’re SO looking forward to the adults-only Pirates Eve on Friday evening, November 15 (tales and tasty libations for the over-21 group) to the family-oriented Pirates and Pioneers Day on Saturday November 16 (admission, a few canned goods for the … Continue reading

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How WW II Changed Sarasota: A Conversation at the Crocker

How We Were Forever Changed by World War II Historian and author Dr. Gary Mormino is joined by historian Jeff LaHurd and real estate expert Harold Bubil for a “Conversations at the Crocker” event which explores how Sarasota, Bradenton and … 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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November Classes at the Historical Society

Classes are filling up for November, so be sure to check out the learning possibilities in our Classes in the Park program. Paint Like Crazy with Maggie Nevens is a perennial favorite here, and you can try a session or … Continue reading

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Secrets of Florida’s Forgotten Women

Florida Women – Familiar and Forgotten A presentation of the Historical Society of Sarasota County by Historian Hope Black as part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration Do you know anything about Julia Tuttle, Mahulda Carrier,  Carrie Abbe, Rose Wilson, … Continue reading

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