Englewood Area Historical Museum 

Using the Power of History to Transform Lives

Bertha Palmer (portrayed by Kate Holmes) will be at the Museum
Tuesday, March 28 at 1pm.

Seating is limited. (tickets $10 donation) 
For information please call 941-208-5942.

Kate Holmes from the Historical Society of Sarasota County, will portray Bertha Palmer, a Chicago millionaire and visionary, whose 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.

Kate is a volunteer and past Board member at the Historical Society, a private non-profit located in Sarasota’s Pioneer Park. The Society maintains, preserves, and presents both the oldest house in Sarasota County, built in 1884, and the Crocker Memorial Church built in 1902. 

Kate has presented Bertha Palmer to over 200 interested groups throughout this area. In 2010, the centennial of Mrs. Palmer’s arrival in Florida, she headlined the Bertha Palmer celebration, reaching out to our community almost every week.

Since this area was, in Mrs. Palmer’s time, sparsely populated and barely a blip on the map, we thought you would enjoy learning how our beautiful shoreline communities grew and became a magnet for wealthy and innovative newcomers in the time period of 1910 to 1918.

This performance will be on Tuesday March 28th at 1:00 pm at the Englewood Area Historical Museum, 1394 Old Englewood Road (next to the Buchan Airport). Tickets are a $10.00 donation. Seats are limited. For more information please call 941-208-5942.