“Bertha Palmer and Her Family in Sarasota, 1910-1982."

  • July 11, 2017
  • 1:30 PM
  • UUCOV Sanctuary, 1971 Pinebrook Rd., Venice, FL 34292

The Betty Intagliata Summer Lecture Series:  Sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS) and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice (UUCOV).  Permanent funding for the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.

Theme:  Early Sarasota County History-Women, African Americans, Celery, Turpentine, and Cattle

This is the second program in a series of four that will focus on local South County history from 1865 to 1965.  All programs are FREE and OPEN to the public.

Presenter:  Dr. Frank Cassell, Professor of History and President Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, and Chair of the History and Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County.  Dr. Cassell will be available to sign his new book following the program.

Suggested reading list:

Cassell, Frank.  Suncoast Empire–Bertha  Palmer, Her Family, and the Rise of Sarasota.  2017

LaHurd , Jeff.  Owen Burns: The Man Who Bought and Built Sarasota.  2010.

Weeks, David C.  Ringling: The Florida Years, 1911-1936.  1993.

Suggested readings are available from the Sarasota County Library with the exception of Dr. Cassell's book.

Directions:  The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice is located at 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice on the corner of Edmondson Road.  Use the driveway into the church campus from Edmondson Road, west of Pinebrook Road.  From the south on I75, exit at Exit 193, turn right on Jacaranda Blvd. and travel to the flashing stoplight at Border Road.  Turn left and follow Border Road that turns into Edmondson through another flashing stop sign and then a stoplight at Pinebrook Road.  From the north on I75, exit at Exit 195, turn right and immediately move into the left lane.  Take the left at the first light (Pinebrook Road) and travel south about a mile.  Turn right at the driveway that leads into Island Montessori School and then turn left into the UUCOV church parking lot.  Honore Road may also be followed south as it turns into Pinebrook Road.


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