We celebrate local history in all its forms, from our renowned lecture series Conversations at the Crocker, events, and land & sea tours to classes and small group gatherings.
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Join HSOSC for these two special sale events!!!
Saturday November 12 from 9am – 3pm
It’s the great Designer Tag Sale – Free Admission
It only happens every other year. Custom décor items for home and garden. Art, mirrors, table lamps, occasional furniture, tabletop sculpture, linens and surprises. Everything from the practical to the pretty to make your home and outdoor entertainment areas glamorous and welcoming. These are exclusive items drawn from the galleries, showrooms and inventories of area interior designers and from owners of specialty boutiques. Cash and checks preferred. Pay and Take. No delivery. Low prices, high quality. All proceeds go directly to supporting our preservation and history education programs.
First Time Fundraising Event
Saturday November 26 from 9am – 1pm
Sparkly Saturday!! Free Admission. The Crocker is transformed into a glittering jewelry gallery for a show and sale of distinctive pre-owned, under-appreciated, artistically rehabilitated jewelry. Organized and presented by community volunteer Linnea Appleby of Jewelry to the Rescue. Prices start at $3. Shop for holiday gifts and select something special for your own jewelry box. A shop – til – you – drop day of indulgent fun and good hunting. All proceeds to directly to supporting preservation and history education programs at HSOSC. Cash and checks preferred.
Events need volunteer help before and during. Give Linda a call or an email about your availability and what you’d have fun doing. 941-364-9076 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Membership in The Historical Society of Sarasota County is open to any person interested in the history of this area and the State of Florida upon payment of dues. The Historical Society is a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. Click here for our membership form, print it, mail it, and join us today!
Those wishing to pay tribute to family or friends through contributions are encouraged to contact us for details. Phone: 941-364-9076 Call today and become a part of history.Note: On our site and social media pages, we use illustrations and vintage photographs to engage and amuse. Some of these images are stored and preserved by governmental bodies and/or private non-profit historical or genealogical groups. We mention these sources when feasible; if we cannot specifically verify the originator of an electronic image, we invite them to contact us so that we may publish an Internet original source for said image.