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5 sunny day for print 300dpiExplore 30 historical, environmental, and archaeological acres at this irreplaceable outdoor museum on Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, Florida.

GuptillHouse-ML-100dpi5inchLearn about the region’s prehistory in “A Window to the Past,” the only archaeological exhibition in the nation built inside of a shell mound.

Connect with Florida’s intrepid pioneer homesteaders at Sarasota’s first produce packing house, a charming chapel and pioneer cemetery, and the beautifully preserved Guptill House, built in 1901. nativeplants1Experience Mrs. Potter Palmer’s Jungle Walk, lush Sunken Garden, and the Butterfly Garden, one of the largest on the Gulf Coast. At Guptill Boat Yard, enjoy maritime tales.

This “Old Florida” oasis is a special place worth preserving for our community and future generations.  We invite your participation and welcome your support!  Thank you.

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Welcome to our military!

Historic Spanish Point participates in the national Blue Star Museum project. All active military with ID will receive free admission to our museum now through Labor day.
Thank you for your service!

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Labor Day Weekend Concert

The popular summer Music at the Point series wraps up with country music by the popular local group, the Gator Creek Band.
Water, soft drinks, beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs, please.
Saturday, August 30. 7-10 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.
Admission is $5.

Paris: The Luminous Yearsstarry-night

We are accepting reservations now for our multi-part progrm, Paris: The luminous years, a lecture series about impressionist art. Lunch is included.
Bertha Palmer helped introduce the modern art movement to America while Gertrude Stein was continuing the tradition in Paris. Together these American women helped lay the foundation for what became modernism in art, literature, and music.
All lectures run from noon to 2 p.m.
Dates and topics include:
The American Personality and Modernism: Picasso, Stein, and StieglitzTuesday, Sept. 23
The Lost Generation: Art, Literature, and MusicTuesday, Oct. 28
Fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Includes lunch. Reservations are a must. Call Jane Glennan at (941) 966-5214, ext. 2200. These programs sell out early. Reserve now.