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Reprise of Oral History program April 7th in Laurel

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Reservations are suggested, as seating is limited.
Please contact Sarasota County Historical Resources to RSVP: (941) 861-6090.


If you missed their debut in January, you will have a second chance to enjoy the four new oral history videos created by New College anthropology students.

They will be shown on Monday, April 7th at 7 p.m. in Sarasota County at the Sandra Sims Terry Community Center, 509 Collins Road, Laurel, Florida 34272.

The four interviewees and the four New College students who will introduce them are as follows:

Interviewees: Sandra Sims Terry and Betty Nugent from South Sarasota County and Waldo Profitt and Bob Richardson of North Sarasota County.

Students who conducted the interviews, working under the direction of Erin Dean, Asst. Professor of Anthropology, New College are:
Anne McCabe, Julianne Ohanian, Jessica Wopinski and Chelsea Driver.

John Ryan, representing Sarasota County Environmental Utilities, will act as master of ceremonies.

Lorrie Muldowney of Sarasota County Historical Resources was also part of the collaborative process.

The interviewees' personal narratives are intertwined with southwest Florida's story—water conservation, environmental stewardship, urban development and growth management—and highlight the beauty and importance of rivers, beaches and shorelines to Southwest Florida... These are just some of what the students elicited from the four they interviewed.

Refreshments will be served by SHORE (Southwest Historical Organization of Resources & Education).

This event is free and open to the Public.