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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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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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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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Giving Challenge, Giving Partner, GuideStar… what’s going on?

The big hullabaloo (now, there’s an historic term!) in Sarasota/Manatee Counties this week is The Giving Challenge, an online promotion whose wonderful motto is Unleash your inner generosity! Several of our most fervent supporters have asked me to explain what’s … Continue reading

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Designer Tag Sale, here we come!

It takes DAYS to get all the wonderful donations for the Designer Tag Sale, the Bargain Bonanza, and the Book Sale ready for its day in the sun on Saturday Nov. 17 from 8-2. Here’s what happened today:

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Look what we “found” for the Designer Tag Sale!

We’re received some great donations so far for the November 17 event: a trifecta of sales, headlined by the Designer Tag Sale with back-up by the Olde Bookseller Sale and the Back Porch Bonanza of Bargains! It’s going to be … Continue reading

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Turn your gently-used treasures into shingles!

The Bidwell-Wood House, our county’s oldest residence, is in danger from the challenging Florida climate. Without a new roof, we could lose this 1882 home, built when this area was a sandy wilderness. The Historical Society of Sarasota County, located … Continue reading

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HSOSC’S FALL 2012 WISH LIST

HSOSC’S FALL 2012 WISH LIST FLASHLIGHTS FOR BOTH BUILDINGS….. $30.00 ____ MATTRESS 4’ X 5’ …………………………… $??? ____ FILE FOLDERS/OFFICE SUPPLIES $??? ____ VACUUM CLEANER…………………………… $150.00 ____ PUMP ORGAN REPAIR PERSON…………… $ ???? ____ WIRELESS MICROPHONE………………….. $300.00 ____ PEW CUSHIONS………………………………. … Continue reading

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Don’t buy a thing… until August 25

Save 10-25% at Macy’s Southgate, be entered for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree? Help

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For the Mother who has Everything – a BRICK!!

Mother’s Day (or any other gift-giving occasion) is always a conundrum: she seems to have everything and need nothing (but your love and devotion of course). But fortunately, the Historical Society of Sarasota County has the perfect solution to your … Continue reading

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FAQs: How can my donation work hardest for HSOSC?

Confused about the 36-Hour Challenge, which starts Tuesday March 27 at 6am and goes through Wednesday at 6pm? Wondering what all the hype is about? And how you can help HSOSC? Frequently-Asked Questions What’s it all about? The 36-Hour Giving … Continue reading

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Wow! They are really psyched!

Wow! They are really psyched! (Can you say that about the avid supporters of our historic Sarasota museum? Sure!) After Tuesday night’s monthly meeting (thanks, gentlemen, terrific panel discussion on Sarasota architecture!) dozens of future philanthropists, both members of the … Continue reading

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