2018 FLORIDA HUMANITIES COUNCIL SPEAKERS’ SERIES – February 22

David Schmidt
“Legacy of FDR’s WPA and CCC Projects in Sarasota County”

This program examines the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), focusing on the projects that still exist in Sarasota County.

David is currently the curator of the Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum at Highland Hammock State Park in Sebring. Before that, he taught for 37 years focusing on United States history, Geography, and special education. His studies include two summers of research at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York.

 

 

 

 

This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. All events will be at the Sarasota Garden Club, located at 1131 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota, and will start at 7:00PM.
Light 
refreshments will be available. The programs are free to FOSCHC members and $5 for non-members.

 

2018 FLORIDA HUMANITIES COUNCIL SPEAKERS’ SERIES – March 22

Dr. Steve Noll
“Florida Transportation: Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Steamboats, too!”

Dr. Noll, a master lecturer in the history department at the University of Florida, will tell Florida’s history as a territory and state through the changing methods of transportation designed to move people and goods both to Florida and within Florida. By examining the changing transportation networks in the state, this presentation shows how Florida moved from a backwoods frontier to one of the most important states in the Union.

 

 

 

 

This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. All events will be at the Sarasota Garden Club, located at 1131 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota, and will start at 7:00PM.
Light 
refreshments will be available. The programs are free to FOSCHC members and $5 for non-members.

 

2018 FLORIDA HUMANITIES COUNCIL SPEAKERS’ SERIES – April 26

Bob Stone
“Cattle Ranching in Florida: Five Centuries of Tradition”

A folklorist and media-producer based in Gainesville, Bob Stone will be our last speaker. His multi-media presentation explores and celebrates all aspects of Florida cattle ranching traditions from the colonial period to the 21st century, including; Cracker whips, unique ranch gates, swamp cabbage and other foodways, cowboy church, Cracker funerals, Seminole ranchers, roping and branding, Florida rodeo culture, side-splitting cowboy poetry, feisty cow-dogs, and much more.
 

 

 

 

This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. All events will be at the Sarasota Garden Club, located at 1131 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota, and will start at 7:00PM.
Light 
refreshments will be available. The programs are free to FOSCHC members and $5 for non-members.

 

2018 FLORIDA HUMANITIES COUNCIL SPEAKERS’ SERIES – February 1

Dr. Jack Davis
“Florida and the Gulf of Mexico: History, Wisdom, and Hope”

This presentation explores the way people, from pre-Spanish natives to current shoreside residents, have organized their societies and individual lives around nature, and how Gulf nature has been a positive force in human events.

Dr. Davis is a professor of environmental history and sustainable studies at the University of Florida. He is the author or editor of several books on Florida.

 

 

 

 

This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. All events will be at the Sarasota Garden Club, located at 1131 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota, and will start at 7:00PM.
Light 
refreshments will be available. The programs are free to FOSCHC members and $5 for non-members.

 

JANUARY PROGRAM: Jack West Panel Discussion

Please join us at the Historical Exhibits & Education Center on Tuesday, January 16, at 6:30pm for an interesting and invigorating discussion about Sarasota School of Architecture architect Jack West.

Participating in the discussion are;
Joe King, curator of the current Jack West Exhibit
Harold Bubil, former real estate editor for the Herald Tribune
John McCarthy, executive director of Historic Spanish Point

 

The event is free, but donations are appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.