Annual Fund

Resort Register 1892 croppedBertha Palmer ledger 02January 2014

Dear Friends:

I am delighted to let you know that generous supporters recently donated two priceless documents to the museum’s collection:  the original guest registry from Webb’s Winter Resort and the final tax return for Mrs. Potter Palmer’s estate.   The former provides a fascinating record of the global travelers who vacationed with the pioneer Webb family beginning in 1871.  The latter gives great insight into Bertha Palmer’s eclectic interests and impressive wealth.

We are extremely grateful to the Webb and Palmer families for these exciting additions to Historic Spanish Point’s outstanding collection of more than 18,000 objects!

Since 1982, the museum has maintained this extensive historical collection and preserved 30 acres of precious “Old Florida” environment because of strong community support.  Year in and year out, Historic Spanish Point has welcomed thousands of friends, relatives, local school children, and visitors from across the country and around the world to absorb our region’s rich history and explore our native coastal backyard.  Daily, people of all ages come to learn from and relax in this protected oasis.

I invite you to join me and our Trustees to ensure the important continuation of Historic Spanish Point’s stewardship of our community’s historical and environmental legacy. Please make a generous donation to Historic Spanish Point’s Annual Fund today by using one of the PayPal buttons below, mailing your gift to P.O. Box 846, Osprey, FL  34229, or calling 941-966-5214.

Contribute now to receive an invitation to a private viewing of the Webb’s Winter Resort guest registry and Mrs. Palmer’s estate tax return with the museum’s professional staff at 10 a.m., Monday, April 7 at the Visitors Center.

With your help, we can continue to care for the museum’s collection and grounds and preserve our unique heritage and environment for all who may want to experience Historic Spanish Point. 

The Webbs, Mrs. Palmer, and their guests all learned from and valued this special place.  Those who explore it with you in the near future — and others who do so down the road — will thank you for having preserved it.   

Sincerely,

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John D. Mason
Executive Director

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