Beautiful evening on the Back Porch

The Grand Reopening for the Gift Shop event on Friday evening was great! Lots of refreshments, good conversation, and some serious shopping done.

Milton and Isabel Rauch, avid members, at the Historical Society of Sarasota CountyMilton and Isabel Rauch, members, appear to have dressed to match the Sarasota sign. This sign sold, but we have others!

Grand Reopening of the Historical Society of Srasota County's museum shopInside the shop, hand-crafted, unique items for home and body… the perfect way to gift a friend or yourself and

help local artists and the Society.

Bidwell-Wood House Back Porch is perfect for socializing!Dr. Bob, Donna, and Reginald enjoy a glass of wine, and the view of Pioneer Park at sundown.

LInda loves the Historical Society!Linda chats with Lawrence Clapes, one of the local artists the Historical Society brings to you. He explained how he paints in reverse on Plexiglass. See his magnets and switch plate safety covers: tiny examples of his unique artistry!

(PS These are VERY mailable for far-flung friends.)

Local gifts for every occasion, from Halloween to Christmas and more!Inside the gift shop, candles flickered and patrons sought out a book on Sarasota’s ghosts, cheerful stuffed candy canes, and colorful totes.

(One shopper said she buys a “souvenir” tote per holiday guest, fills it with towel, lunch and sunscreen, and sends them to the beach!)

Lively discussion at the Historical Society of Sarasota CountyMembers and guests wait patiently to have their chance to shop in the detached Florida kitchen of the 1882 Bidwell-Wood House.

Volunteer worker in the Historical Society Gift Shop, Sarasota FLBeverly Blair kindly volunteered to cashier in the gift shop during the Grand Reopening.

An example of the fine local crafts available in the Gift Shop at the Historical Society of Sarasota CountyDon’t YOU deserve a few locally-made creations? I know I do.

Members Ed and Lois with Jane, immediate past President of the Historical Society and enthusiastic gift shop organizer and volunteer coordinator.

If you missed the Grand Reopening, don’t worry.

Our artists, craftspeople and authors are constantly replenishing the shop with more wonderful gifts!

The shop is open Mon-Fri 10-2, and also before our monthly Conversations at the Crocker. Click for more on the shop. Click for more on our Conversations at the Crocker.

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