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A a painting of the gift shop by Ginger Mermin, past board member of the Historical Society. Courtesy photo.
Sarasota Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 4 years ago

Historical Society gift shop reopens

by: Observer Staff

Sarasota history buffs celebrated the grand reopening of the Historical Society of Sarasota County’s gift shop Friday, Oct. 5. The reopening was marked with a wine-and-cheese reception on the back porch of the Bidwell-Wood House. The gift shop features one-of-a-kind works of art, crafts and books from more than 75 local artisans. Proceeds from the gift shop help support the Historical Society, but 70% of the sales go directly to the artisans.


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