October 24 - 30, 2011

October 24 - 30, 2011
John Hamilton Gillespie Celebration Week

The week-long party
celebrating the Father of Sarasota…and golf was a big success! From O'Leary's Kick-off Party, Jeff LaHurd's New Book, Jacobites Bagpipers, Trolley Tours, Kiwanis Golf Tournament, and Hartman Gallery Photography Exhibition, to the Palm Avenue Street Party, The Macallan VIP Scotch Tasting, Lunch in Rosemary Cemetery, and Walking Tour of the Gillespie Park Neighborhood - every special event was a wonderful way to honor Sarasota's history.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Best Local Holiday Gifts

Shop local and buy books about Sarasota's colorful and charming history for everyone on your holiday list this year. The books, by local historian Jeff LaHurd, about John Hamiton Gillespie, the Scot who saved Sarasota 125 years ago, and Owen Burns, the developer who bought and built Sarasota, are on sale at several downtown shops:

William Hartman Gallery
48 South Palm Avenue Sarasota, FL

d. a. gordon dart studio
50 South Palm Avenue Sarasota, FL

1359 Main Street, Sarasota, FL

Sarasota Visitors Center Gift Shop
701 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL

The books make unique and fun gifts for friends and family. Each book is only $10 and as an added "feel good" benefit, all proceeds support the wonderful 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization Friends of the Sarasota County History Center.

Pick up your copies today!


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