Speakers Bureau

The highlight of your next meeting or luncheon will be a special presentation by a speaker from Historic Spanish Point.  We are pleased to offer this free community service.

Many of our speakers are or have been teachers, and all are well versed in our region’s fascinating history.  Programs can include media or be lecture style only. Your presentation’s length will depend upon the topic; generally the presentation is between between 15 and 30 minutes long, plus plenty of time for questions and answers.

For more information and to schedule a speaker, contact Jane Glennan, Outreach Coordinator, today at jane@historicspanishpoint.org or 941-966-5214 x2200.

Historic Spanish Point

Mary's Chapel

 

General overview of the National Register of Historic Sites 30-acre outdoor museum located on Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, Florida. Approximately 20-30 minutes.

 

 

Mrs. Potter Palmer: Her Gardens and Her Legacy
Mrs. Potter Palmer

 

Learn about the “Legendary Lady” and how she put her unforgettable stamp on the history of Sarasota County and irreplaceable Historic Spanish Point.
A Costumed Living History Interpreter may be requested.  (A small incremental fee may apply.)

 

The Pioneer Webb Family and the First Tourist Resort in Sarasota

Pioneers with sharpie

 

Overview of the intrepid Webb family who created the Spanish Point homestead in 1867 and lived here until 1910, when land was sold to Mrs. Potter Palmer.
A Costumed Living History Interpreter may be requested.  (A small incremental fee may apply.)

 

 

Historic Spanish Point Archaeology: Shell Mound Builders, Middens,
and Prehistoric People
Prehistoric people with dugout canoe

 

Connect with 5,000 years of history and learn why prehistoric people found the Sarasota Bay area so appealing.