SUMMER EXHIBITION

This exhibit is a collection of citrus labels that represent the thousands used in Florida between the late 1800s and the 1960s. The labels in this exhibit are framed and ready for hanging and offer viewers a broad cross-section of one of Florida’s most colorful forms of advertising. Between the late 1800s and the 1960s, colorful paper labels decorated the ends of wooden crates that transported Florida citrus produce to northern markets.

A Travelling Exhibition of the TREX Program by Museum of Florida History

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

BOOK SIGNING EVENT

Join us on Friday, June 23 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm 
to meet historian and author, Dr. Frank Cassell! 

You can buy his new book, “Suncoast Empire: Bertha Honore Palmer, Her Family, and the Rise of Sarasota” and he’ll personally sign it. 

Historical Exhibits and Education Center at the Historic Chidsey Library Building
701 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
RSVP HERE or call 941-361-2453

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