“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.