History Series: Sarasota from 1927 to 1941

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Historical Exhibits And Education Center
701 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

Sarasota: from the bust to the Great Depression to the start of World War II. Discover the hardships, the recovery and the great buildings and the CCC involvement during this time.

Q&A follows the presentation by Jim Clubb. LEARN MORE AND RSVP HERE

Tour the fascinating exhibits, including the Jack West architecture exhibition, afterward.

History Bike Ride: Venice

Sunday, October 29, 2017  to 


Get some exercise and discover new areas of Venice along the Intercoastal waterway.  Discover the “circus bridge”, Dr. Albee’s airport, the history sidewalk, the historic Venice Depot and Shamrock Park.  A map will be provided.  People ride at different speeds but hopefully we can stop and discuss the history at the designated areas.  Make sure your bicycle is in good condition and your bicycle tires have adequate air pressure.


HOLIDAY FAIR December 9, 2017
Noon to 5:00 PM

Historical Exhibits and Education Center
Historic Chidsey Library Building 701 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

The Friends of the Sarasota County History Center is hosting a Holiday Fair on Saturday December 9 from noon until 5 PM. This Holiday Fair will coincide with the Atomic Holiday Bazaar at the Municipal Auditorium. The Sarasota Garden Club and the Sarasota Art Center will also participate in this “neighborhood” event.

We hope this event will provide an opportunity for community artists to sell their creations, generate a greater awareness of the Historical Exhibits and Educational Center located in the historic Chidsey Library Building, and enhance the comradery we enjoy with our neighbors. Please consider participating in this great event; our space prices are very reasonable. Here is the vendor application. Please feel free to share this information with friends or associates as you see fit.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to call us at the Historical Exhibits and Education Center at (941) 361-2453 or by email at info@foschc.org


The exhibit examines more than 70 architectural and urban planning projects conceived by West and various partners from 1949 to 2009 while practicing in Sarasota. Curated by architect and author Joe King, AIA, the exhibit includes designs for educational facilities, custom residences, civic and cultural buildings, recreational facilities, hotels, condominiums and more. Although focused in the Sarasota region, the exhibit also showcases projects and competitions as far reaching as Paris and Egypt.

Historical Exhibits & Education Center, 701 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

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