The newest exhibition at the Chidsey Historical Exhibits & Education Center, is by local and Florida artist, Theodore Morris. “FLORIDA’S LOST TRIBES” features oil paintings depicting indigenous people of the early tribes of Florida. Morris has exhibited at historical museums and also the state capitol. His art is for sale and is highly sought after by collectors. Don’t miss this opportunity to gaze into the eyes of people from the past! This exhibition is located at 701 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. www.losttribesflorida.com
This summer, stop by the Historical Exhibits & Education Center at Chisdey to see the story of Florida citrus as told through the colorful packing crate labels and advertising. There may be surprises in store also… Coming June 2017!
Thanks to the Lillian Grant Burns Memorial Fund for Research and Preservation of Sarasota County History, the Friends have a new projector for our speakers and presentations. Many thanks to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County for its impact grant program; the projector will be used for our speakers series and other programs.
Eliot Kleinberg presented a visual and speaking tour of 500 years of Florida history and how it has changed the state. This program was well attended.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
A great evening with Dr. Roger Smith who presented “The American Revolution’s Best Kept Secret” about Florida’s role in the Revolution – we all learned a lot!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
A large and enthusiastic crowd or art lovers enjoyed a talk by Gary Monroe about Florida’s Highwaymen and the art movement they created.
These events were hosted by the Friends of the Sarasota County History Center and sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.
A special thank you to the Sarasota Garden Club for the use of their auditorium space for all these well attended programs.