Owen Burns Week November 8-14: Join Us!

Owens Burns owned 75% of what is now the city of SarasotaThe City of Sarasota officially proclaimed the week of November 8-14, 2010 Owen Burns Week in celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of the city’s most significant developer and civic leader.

Special events are scheduled throughout the city in honor of his work begun 100 years ago. Highlights of the week-long celebration include historic tours, special exhibits and programs, the book release of “Owen Burns, The Man Who Bought and Built Sarasota”, and conclude with a festive street party in historic Burns Court.

HSoSC will be the venue for the celebratory week’s Saturday events:

Saturday, November 13

10am – 12noon
The Historical Society’s Trolley Tour
Hosted by Sue Blue and sponsored by the HSOSC. The tour promises to focus on Owen Burns. Departs from Crocker Memorial Church in Pioneer Park, advance reservation. $25 per person. Call Sue Blue at 941-365-5204 or suejayblue@aol.com.


10:00am – 4:00pm
Pioneer Day in the Park
The Historical Society of Sarasota County – Recognizing & Celebrating Owen Burns’ contributions to Sarasota, 1910-2010. Featuring Live Music, Arts and Crafts, Gift Shop, Designer Tag Sale, Childrens Activities, Historic Craft Demonstrations and much more!
Pioneer Park, 1260 12th Street, Sarasota, FL. For more information call 364-9076 or visit www.hsosc.com FREE

During Pioneer Day, 1:00pm at our neighbor, the DAR Chapter House
Lecture: The Man Who Bought and Built Sarasota, The Personal Side
Join Harriet Stieff, daughter of Owen Burns, and Jeff LaHurd, historian and author, with moderator and local author Clarissa Thomasson for an engaging conversation about the personal, family side of Owen Burns, Sarasota’s most prominent developer and civic leader. A reception and book signing will follow. FREE DAR Chapter House, 1232 12th Street, Sarasota, FL

See the full Event Calendar for Owen Burns Week.

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