Okay, the Historical Society is gonna step up and take an historical stance on this historic event, the COV-19 crisis.
As you know, people have been through lots worse, under scarier conditions throughout history, and even within the lifetimes of most of us.
We will get through this. And with that in mind, HSoSC will be posting things on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/historicalsociety.sarasota/ that will help you through, will enlighten you, occupy you, amuse you and make you wonder.
Bookmark, like, share, comment, tell your friends that if they want some neighborly ideas, follow us… until COV-19 itself becomes history!
Coming on Sunday March 8, 2020 the Historical LeBarge Cruise 11a – 1p.
This is a wonderful way to learn our local history from the water view. Narrated by local historian extraordinaire John McCarthy. Includes a sweet and savory buffet and coffee. Tickets are $50 or $75 for VIP which also includes early boarding, a complimentary drink coupon and a thank you gift. Reservations a Must – call the office at 941-364-9076 to get on board!
Michaels on East
Wednesday March 18, 2020
Luncheon & Program Noon
Tickets – Individual $100
Bird Lover $1,000
Scrub Jay $250
For more information contact Linda Garcia
HSOSC 941-364-9076 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Does this sound * get your travel juices flowing?
If so, you must come to our Sunday Afternoon Social!
David Duncan discusses the history of the railroads in our next Sunday Afternoon Social, on Sunday February 16 at 2 pm in the Crocker Memorial Church. Ticking overalls optional.
Our Sunday Afternnon Socials are casual, cafe-style events. Light refreshments served. Interaction welcome. Members $5, not-yet members $10. Join at the door for a year’s membership (click to get the form to fill out ahead of time) for the member rate.
And let us leave you on this note.*
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We’re VERY excited to host our annual Sparkly Saturday on Sat., February 8 from 9am to 1pm. What’s Sparkly Saturday?
A “trunk show” of gently-used vintage, costume, unique, fine and fashion jewelry displayed for you in the Crocker Memorial Church, and a bonus tag sale on the porches of the Bidwell-Wood House.
Why are we so excited? Well first ’cause it’s fun, second ’cause who doesn’t love some fresh adornments, and third because the underpinnings of the Crocker Memorial Church are ready for some serious rehab. (Click for more.)
If you love to sniff out treasures, this is the event for you! And yes, folks, Valentine’s Day/ Galentine’s Day is just around the corner.
Lots going on this Saturday… that’s why we’re opening at 9am! Get first dibs, explore our offerings, then it’s off on your Trolley Tour, your class, your visit to the beach!
Presented in partnership with jewelrytotherescue.org
Ah, a topic we can all get behind for our February Conversation at the Crocker. Florida food!
Your author’s favorite Florida food: A hot pressed Cuban (photo, floridadailypost.com)
What ten foods would you say are uniquely, specially Floridian? Come see if you agree, as our panelists, Dr. Gary Mormino and celebrity chef and food writer Judi Gallagher pique our appetites and tell us all the foodie news on Tuesday February 11 at 7 pm in the Crocker Memorial Church.
Seating is limited for “Follow Our Food”, so come early! And eat first so your tummy won’t growl.
Members are free, not-yet members are $10. Join at the door for a year’s membership (click to get the form to fill out ahead of time) and free admission for $35 single, $60 family.
… and your author has never been known to turn down a slice of Key lime pie.
“Golly gee willikers,” you say to yourself. “How can I live/ visit here and not know…
- Who is St. Armand?
- Why does Main Street dead end?
- Did Ringling really use elephants to build the bridge?
- Why do they call it Sarasota?“
Well, here’s your chance to ask those questions that you’ve always wanted to know but were afraid to ask!
Ask Me Anything [about Sarasota history]
This Sunday, January 26 2020, volunteers from the Historical Society of Sarasota County will be at Barnes & Noble from 2 to 4 pm to chat one-on-one with you about things you’ve always meant to find out about how Sarasota County came to be the way it is.
In addition to folks who can stir your imagination and pique your curiosity, we will have renowned local authors signing their books, upcoming events listings, even Mable and John Ringling characters who would love to pose with you for selfies.
The cafe in the store is cooking up brownies to honor local history… which, perhaps you know (you didn’t? You need to come ask questions!), were “invented” by Bertha Palmer, Queen of Chicago and Legendary Lady of Sarasota, as a lady-like snack for the Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago! (Get there early and I’ll give you the original recipe!)
A small percentage of everything you buy that day in-store or online, will be donated to The Historical Society.
Your B&N purchases of anything and everything in the store will contribute to a donation to the Historical Society when you mention us at the cash register.
Can’t attend but would love for the Society to get credit for any B&N online purchase you make on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday? Type in our code 12582334 as you purchase to benefit the Historical Society.
Barnes & Noble is located at 4010 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Click for a map.