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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!

Summer Concert Series at the Point

tie dyedThe popular Music at the Point continues with the summer concert series on Thursday, July 24, 7-10 p.m., with the Sundown.
Sundown is a high energy band with great vocals performing songs from the 60s – the era that changed musical history.  From the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Steppenwolf, the 5th Dimension and the Rascals to the Motown sounds and the British Invasion. Sundown will deliver a blast from the past you won’t forget.

Water, soft drinks, beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.
                                                                    Admission $5 per person.

 

Paris: The Luminous Yearscircus girls

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:
Art Nouveau and the Post ImpressionistsTuesday, Aug. 26
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.

 

Hey Kids! Get ready for your Summer Adventures

Summer Adventures artlogo2014Send your children back to the ‘good old days’ at Historic Spanish Point. Have you ever wished your children could spend their summer days the way you did? Our Historic Spanish Point Summer Adventure Camps offer children of today a chance to experience the carefree, out in nature, wonder-filled days of fun that we all remember. AND WE’VE ADDED PADDLE BOARD CAMP!
For more information, click here.