No, the Historical Society of Sarasota County isn’t offering a tankful of gas (goodness knows we don’t have the wherewithal to gift you with that!) but we’re talking about
our Ephemera Trunk!
It’s sitting proudly in the parlour of the Bidwell-Wood House awaiting any historical documents you’ve found in your junk drawer, your parents’ shoebox storage, or your grandparents’ scrapbooks. The theater tickets pictured below, we found being used as bookmarks in some books at a local thrift shop!
Keep an eye out for what YOU might consider tossables… but which YOUR grandchildren will delight in finding in the archives of the county’s Historical Resources department, with which we’re collaborating for this effort. (Read more, including how we are not them and they are not us.)
Please bring your items to us when we are open, generally 10 am to 2 pm Tuesday- Friday. Do not leave items on our doorstep or they will be ruined. Call ahead to be sure we’re here, at 941-364-9076.