• County celebrates Florida Archaeology Month with ‘Florida Lost Tribes’ exhibit

    Work by acclaimed artist Theodore Morris will be displayed as part of Sarasta County Historical Resources’ celebration of Florida Archaeology Month.

    SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County Historical Resources will host an exhibit by acclaimed artist Theodore Morris in celebration of Florida Archaeology Month and the county’s rich archaeological history.


    The exhibit, “Florida Lost Tribes,” displays portraits of Florida’s original inhabitants. The exhibit will provide an educational opportunity to share information about Sarasota County’s extensive collection of Native American mounds and shell middens, some of which still exist today.


    An opening reception will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the historic Chidsey Building, 701 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The artist will speak at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by calling the Friends of the Sarasota County History Center at 941-361-2453 during its business hours, noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

    Florida Archeology Month is celebrated each March through statewide programs and events designed to encourage Floridians and visitors to lean more about the archaeology and history of the state and preserve these important parts of its rich cultural heritage.

    For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.