The TRUE Sarasota County natives….

You say you don’t run across too many folks here in Sarasota County who were BORN here? That may be true, but allow Sarasota County Archaeologist Ryan Murphy to introduce you to some true natives, and the landscape alterations they left behind!

Archaeology Tour, Wednesday Feb. 11 at 11:30 am Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Ryan leads a 45-minute tour of the estate and discusses the prehistoric shell midden onsite. Free, meet at the Keith Farmhouse. No registration necessary; call 316-1309 for more info.

keith mansion panoramio user dianeckMake it a day to remember at Phillippi Estate Park. Visit the Farmhouse Market starting at 9am, and gather at the Keith Mansion at 10am for the weekly docent tour of this 9600-square-foot mansion built in 1916.

Here’s a 3-minute Youtube video about what Ryan is doing now.

Photo is from dianeck here.

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