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Sarasota, FL 34236 United States

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February 2018

Florida and the Gulf of Mexico

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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University of Florida history professor Jack E. Davis will talk about the role the Gulf of Mexico has played in the course of U.S. history. He is interested in the way people, from pre-Spanish natives to current shoreside residents, have organized their societies and individual lives around nature, and how…

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FDR’s WPA and CCC Projects in Sarasota County

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was on one of FDR’s most wide-ranging, yet controversial programs. Many saw it as a “make work’ program which did not accomplish its goals – the acronym was derided as “We Piddle Around.” The evidence indicates that the program was far more successful and, even…

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March 2018

Florida Transportation History

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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Florida’s history as territory and state can be told through the changing methods of transportation designed to move people and goods both to Florida and within Florida. Examining the changing transportation networks in the state, this presentation shows how Florida moved from a backwoods frontier to one of the most…

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April 2018

Florida Cattle Ranching

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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Cattle were introduced into the present day United States when Juan Ponce de Leon brought Spanish cattle to Florida in 1521. Bob Stone’s multi-media presentation explores and celebrates the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century. You will see…

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