BERTHA PALMER BOOK SIGNING EVENT

    

On June 23 historian and author, Dr. Frank Cassell, presented an informative talk about his new book,  “Suncoast Empire: Bertha Honore Palmer, Her Family, and the Rise of Sarasota” and then he signed copies and chatted one-on-one with attendees. There were light refreshments served, and people also toured the exhibits. 

The Friends thank Dr. Cassell for the great event. Stop by our gift shop to purchase a copy of the book all about Sarasota’s most influential woman from the past, Bertha Palmer.

 

2017 SPEAKER SERIES WRAP UP

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

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!

Dr. Smith with board members Betty Intagliata, Tom Jones, Ruthmary Williams, Margaret Borrows, Cathy McGuire, and Cindy Eley.

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.

PROGRAM REVIEW: ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY ON APRIL 8

Artist, Theodore Morris along with Florida Anthropological Society, President, and Archaeologist, Theresa Schober, and Sarasota County Archaeologist, Steve Koski discussed the melding of art and archaeology, which was interesting, informative, and enjoyed by all who attended.

[photo above by Richard Sinclair Bottorff]

Presented by the Friends of the Sarasota County History Center, Sarasota County Historical Resources, and the Florida Anthropological Society