A Visit from the One-and-Only Bertha Palmer,
Sarasota socialite, developer and innovator!
Mrs. Potter Palmer
by Anders Leonard Zorn, 1893
Portrayed by the one-and-only Kate Holmes!
This is a FUNdraiser to help the Lemon Bay Historical Society move & save the Historic Green Street Church building. $10 donation at the door. Come enjoy a fun event with a 50/50 Raffle, Gift Baskets and raffles for Gift Certificates from local Businesses!
Bertha Palmer Touring Her Sarasota County Lands
Bertha Palmer was a Chicago millionaire and visionary. Her interest in the Gulf Coast of Florida on her arrival in Sarasota in 1910 set the stage for the growth and prosperity of Sarasota County. She bought over 80,000 acres in the Sarasota area and became involved in agriculture, livestock, real estate, banking and tourism. Her social standing helped put the community of 840 people on the map, and once she put down roots, Sarasota County would never be the same!
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