Thank You Dr. Denham

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Photo left to right: Harriet Burns Stieff thanking Dr James Denham for a very informative program on April 26th at the FOSCHC hosted program.
Denham spoke on “Florida & the Civil War.”

We thoroughly enjoyed the informative lecture about people, places, and events that took place in Florida during the Civil War. Thank you to all who made the program a success. Including the Florida Humanities Council and the Sarasota Garden Club.


chidsey book nook

The Friends of the Sarasota County History Center has recently opened a used-book Book Nook. Stop by to see what treasures you can find! Doctors Allen and Mary Jelks donated the initial collection of books (thank you very much!) and now the Friends are accepting books from anyone who wants to make a donation.




The Friends of Sarasota County History Center are seeking volunteers at the Chidsey Historical Exhibits and Education Center. Volunteers are required to fulfil a minimum of one shift a month. Volunteer shifts are Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Saturday shifts areĀ from 10am- 2pm.



Volunteer Duties:

  • Greet visitors and answer any questions they have regarding the Chidsey building
  • Introduce guests to the mission of FOSCHC
  • Assist in the operation of museum’s gift shop, process any transactions when needed

If you wish to volunteer call the Friends at (941) 361-2453 or call President, Betty Intagliata at (941) 484-0769.