Category Archives: Participate

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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Want to be a docent on the Tour of Homes? We have TWO opportunities!

The Historical Society of Sarasota County is seeking volunteers to help with 2 Tour Of Homes events in March, 2015  As HSoSC, we love to reach out and help our peers in historical groups. Right now, we have two opportunities … Continue reading

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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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Memorial Bricks Dedication on November 15, 2014

You still have time to order a brick for the front walkway in time for the dedication inlay for this year on Saturday November 15, 2014.  This is the day for the Tag Sale in the Crocker Memorial Church and … Continue reading

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From the Office: 2014 Summer Interns

Linda Garcia, our invaluable Site Manager, writes about the wonders of our summer interns: We were contacted last winter by a 2nd year New College History student, Joy Feagan, to see if we would be interested in a summer intern. … Continue reading

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Planning the 2014-2015 events at HSoSC

Your board and interested members are currently planning the upcoming season’s events. Be sure to sign up for email notification of our blog posts (top of the right-hand column on this page, where it says “Get us by email”) so … 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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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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