Category Archives: Happening Now

Growing up in the Circus: Sarasota native tells all

Join Sarasota native, Sarah Wheeler Chapman, on April 15 at the Brown Bag Book Luncheon at the Historical Society of Sarasota County. Chapman is the author of two books. Simply Sarah, her cookbook, is a light-hearted story done in a … Continue reading

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113 years of hard sitting is coming to an end….

When the Crocker Memorial Church was just 12 years old, in 1913, 63 of Sarasota’s women came together and formed The Woman’s Club of Sarasota. Their service to our community can be summed up by this quote on their brochure: … Continue reading

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Doings around the Historical Society

The 2014 Giving Challenge this month was such a thrill and raised much needed funds. Our portion of the over $3 million raised was

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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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