Category Archives: Coming Soon

From Moons Ohio to Ca’ d’Zan

Mable Ringling Revealed: A Conversations at The Crocker presentation with rare photos of Mable Ringling and her time in Sarasota bring to life her lasting influence on this city    Mable Burton Ringling (1875-1929) is remembered as the wife of … Continue reading

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Earlye Musicke in Historic Crocker Church

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015 the Sarasota Earlye Musicke Consort will be performing for the third season in a row for members and guests of the Historical Society of Sarasota County.  The program will be presented at the Crocker Memorial … Continue reading

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Could YOU survive a shipwreck of the Atocha in 1622 Florida?

We are thrilled to present, at the next Brown Bag Book Lunch (BBBL), the author of a thrilling historical adventure novel, Henry Duggan. On Wednesday March 18, from 11:30a to 1:30p, enjoy Mr. Duggan’s tales of historical research and novel … Continue reading

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How and Why Sarasota Became a Place for Jazz

Jazz history expert and two musicians tell the tale in words and jazz tunes In our March 10 Conversation at the Crocker, you’ll hear, in words and music, the reasons why there are upwards of 200 active professional jazz musicians … Continue reading

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Brown Bag Book Lunch: Discuss & munch with the author of “Shade in the Sunshine State”

Author, editor, and publisher Elizabeth H. Coursen will be featured at this month’s Brown Bag Book Lunch at the Historical Society of Sarasota County on Wed. Feb. 18, in the historic Crocker Memorial Church. She will be speaking on

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We’re holding a seat for you on the Sarasota Bay Historical Cruise!

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What the built future of Sarasota could look like.

Are There More Modern Buildings in Our Future? Four young turks of architecture think so. Come and hear what they have to say and what the built future of Sarasota could look like. No matter how you feel about modern … Continue reading

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Will you be getting lucky on Valentine’s Day?

There’s nothing more romantic than a trolley ride down Sarasota’s oldest streets, and you could be one of three lucky couples still to join the Historical Society of Sarasota County’s Historic Downtown Trolley Tour. We’re almost sold out, so be … Continue reading

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Brown Bag Book Lunch: Discuss & munch with famed The Living Gulf Coast author

Charles Sobczak, author of our favorite guide book, “The Living Gulf Coast – A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida”, will be the featured author at this month’s Brown Bag Book Lunch at the Historical Society of Sarasota County on Wed. … Continue reading

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Conversation at the Crocker: Ringling’s Private Rail Car

Pullman car historian and restorer of John Ringling’s private railroad car, the Wisconsin car in Sarasota talks about rail travel of the Gilded Age and how John and Mable Ringling traveled in luxury aboard a fabulous custom car. “It is … Continue reading

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Plan Ahead for a great 2015! January Happenings at HSOSC

The Historical Society of Sarasota County has lots of events to choose from for the New Year.  Mark your calendars and join us often! Sunday January 11, 2015 – High Tea and Plein Air Artists Paint off Easel Always a … Continue reading

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Love to read? Love history? Join us with our new programs

The Historical Society of Sarasota County has two new programs beginning in December. BBBL – Brown Bag Book Lunch! This series of four get-togethers starts on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 11:30am to 1:30pm.  Local authors will discuss their books … Continue reading

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D E S I G N E R T A G S A L E

Saturday, Novmeber 15, 2014 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Crocker Memorial Church 1260 12th Street  (Pioneer Park) One block east of N. Tamiami Trail at 12th Street 941-364-9076 Presented by the Historical Society of Sarasota County in cooperation with area … Continue reading

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One Month til 25th Historical LeBarge Cruise !!

25th FLOATING HISTORY LESSON SETS SAIL ON NOVEMBER 2, 2014 The Historical Society of Sarasota County (HSOSC) is hosting its 25th Historical Cruise and Tour of Sarasota Bay on the LeBarge tour boat on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 11am … Continue reading

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Black Bottom, Overtown, Newtown, Rosemary District: What, where, when.

History of Newtown is the subject of a Conversation at the Crocker event.  Educators, business leaders, and the Mayor of Sarasota will gather on the stage of the Crocker Memorial Church on Tuesday, October 14, to talk among themselves and … Continue reading

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