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 and offer insights in the Crocker Memorial Church starting at 11:30am followed by a question and answer period.  Then the group will have their BYOB brown-bag lunch on our serene Back Porch with beverages supplied by HSOSC.

On December 17 Bea Hartman will illustrate chapter sites from her “Florida Treasures – 55 Great Sites on the National Register of Historic Places“.  You will be able to purchase an autographed copy at the meeting.

The series continues with

  • January 21, 2015 – Charles Sobczak “The Living Gulf Coast“;
  • February 18, 2015 – Liz Coursen “Shade in the Sunshine State
  • March 18, 2015 – Henry Duggan “Silver’s Odyssey: Florida Wilderness Survival From the 1622 Atocha Shipwreck

These events are free for HSOSC members and $5 for guests.

The History Book Club

Jeff LaHurd's Sarasota: A HistoryAlso new beginning in January, HSOSC is starting a History Book Club headed up by president Howard Rosenthal and new member Anita Palladino.

First book reading is “Sarasota A History” by Jeff LaHurd.

These meetings will take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1pm from January thru April in the Crocker Memorial Church.

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