Category Archives: Past Events

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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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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Sea air, stories and sunshine: It’s Time for the Historical Sarasota Bay Cruise!

ANNUAL FLOATING HISTORY LESSON SETS SAIL ON NOVEMBER 3, 2013 The Historical Society of Sarasota County is hosting its 22nd Historical Cruise and Tour of Sarasota Bay on the LeBarge tour boat on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 11am to … Continue reading

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Are you ready for Pirate’s Eve?

Everyone’s looking forward to Pirates & Pioneers Day on Saturday November 16, when there will be pirate fun for the whole family, from digging for doubloons to a Thieves’ Market and barbeque. But pirates weren’t the fun-loving characters Hollywood and … Continue reading

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Photography as a tool for preserving Florida History

Conversations at The Crocker is back for a new season, starting October 8 with a photography show, sale and in-depth conversation about preserving disappearing parts of Florida through photographic documentation. If you’re interested in historic preservation, nature, the culture of … Continue reading

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President’s Letter 2012-2013

Here’s what the Historical Society’s President, Howard Rosenthal, reports to the membership on May 30, 2013. Read the President’s 2013 President Letter.

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Get out those recipe boxes…

It’s time, once more, for

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How Sarasota Became a Performing Arts Destination

How Sarasota Became a Performing Arts Destination A panel of performing arts experts discusses how Sarasota evolved into a thriving performing arts community that attracts both tourists and permanent residents. This Conversation at the Crocker is the seventh in a … Continue reading

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