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.


Sunday, October 30, 2011
12 - 2pm
Lunch in the Cemetery
You're invited to a gourmet box lunch from Derek's Restaurant, served under the pergola and oak trees. Listen to Jeff LaHurd talk history and Pat Ball talk conservation during this special tour. Rosemary Cemetery, platted in 1886, is a 2-acre National Register of Historic Places district and the burial site of Sarasota pioneers and founders including John Hamilton Gillespie and Owen Burns.

Rosemary Cemetery, 851 Central Avenue
Free street parking on Central and Florida Avenues.
Hosted by Ball Construction

$20 Advance Ticket Required 
($3.00 per ticket is tax-deductible)

Make checks payable to: FOSCHC (Friends of the Sarasota County History Center)  

Mail checks to: Deborah Dart, 50 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Please write your sandwich choice on your check. See menu at right.
Checks must be received no later than Wednesday October 26.
For more information, call 941-587-1952. 

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