8/24/2021 3:09:00 PM Green Street Church Reopens For Public Programs and Events
Author and Poet Clarissa Thomasson will be speaking at the Historic Green Street Church, 510 S. Indiana Avenue, on Tuesday, September 28 at 7pm when the Lemon Bay Historical Society once again opens this historic building to the public for programs & events. Thomasson will showcase her book “Surviving Sarasota” which highlights the lives of Sarasota County’s first American settlers from 1851–1865 as they endure the Third Seminole War, the American Civil War, and its aftermath. The program is free, but donations are appreciated towards the upkeep of the historic church. Thomasson’s first two novels, “Defending Hillsborough” and “Reconstructing Hillsborough,” were chosen by the North Carolina Association of Public School Librarians for use in the high school study of the Civil War. She is now a resident of Venice where she has written five children’s books in her “Little Green Monkey” series; four novels: “Florida Shadows,” “Florida Secrets,” “Florida Sunset,” and “Surviving Sarasota” set in Southwest Florida; a World War II novel “Over the Bridge” and “Venice Dreamers” which highlights Venice’s original settlers. Thomasson is also a freelance writer and a contributor for the Venice Gondolier. The Lemon Bay Historical Society is pleased to be resuming its monthly community programs and has additional speakers lined up for October and November plus the traditional Holiday Sing-Along in December. For more information visit lemonbayhistory.com.