Historic Spanish Point and the Myakka Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will host a public ribbon cutting ceremony and reception to recognize the completion of the restoration of Mrs. Bertha Honore Palmer’s famous sunken garden and pergola originally constructed in 1912.
What: Restoration Ribbon Cutting
When: Saturday, January 5, 2019 | 11am-12pm
Where: Historic Spanish Point | 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229 More Information: http://www.historicspanishpoint.org/restoration-ribbon-cutting
In attendance will be the DAR State Regent Dawn Lemongello, and DAR Myakka Chapter Regent Carole Cornell. Historic Spanish Point Executive Director John McCarthy will provide a history of the gardens, and recognize the partners who came together to achieve this important restoration. City of Venice Mayor, John Holic, and representatives of the DAR will share why historic preservation is important to the community.
Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of the Myakka Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and with contributions from Historic Spanish Point donors. Originally rehabilitated in the 1990’s, the DAR grant-funded work included restoration of the wooden pergola roof, restoration of the concrete pool in the sunken garden and restoration of the garden pathways.
ABOUT HISTORIC SPANISH POINT: Historic Spanish Point is an expansive living history outdoor museum located on Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, Florida. Owned and operated by Gulf Coast Heritage Association, Inc., the museum includes archaeological and historical resources, including prehistoric shell middens, pioneer homesteads and chapel, gardens and trails. It welcomes approximately 6000 local students annually who participate in history and archaeology-based educational programs. Historic Spanish Point became the first site in Sarasota County to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
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