3 08, 2021

Alligators in Virginia

By |2021-08-03T18:52:20+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Blog|

At the end of June, my husband and I took a road trip to assist some elderly family with moving. We planned some stops along the way to eat lunch and stretch our legs. One stop, in particular, piqued my interest before we even left Sarasota: The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Inside the hotel is a marble-clad restaurant called "Lemaire". I perused the menu, discovering the [...]

22 10, 2020

Lovably Local Podcast: Season 2, Episode 3

By |2020-10-22T16:31:54+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Podcast|

Lovably Local Podcast Season 2, Episode 3: Meet Captain Leach Join us as we attempt to unravel the mystery of Capt. Leach. The Lovably Local Podcast is produced by Compass Rose History Experiences. Hosts Mimi Cirbusova and Andrea Knies dive into local history mysteries.  Music: Oh! By Jingo! by All -Star Trio    

15 10, 2020

Lovably Local Podcast: Season 2, Episode 2

By |2020-10-15T22:58:32+00:00October 15th, 2020|Podcast|

Lovably Local Podcast Season 2, Episode 2: Meet Benjamin Stickney, Jr. Learn about the adventurous life of Benjamin Stickney, Jr.   The Lovably Local Podcast is produced by Compass Rose History Experiences. Hosts Mimi Cirbusova and Andrea Knies dive into local history mysteries.  Music: Oh! By Jingo! by All -Star Trio

15 10, 2020

Lovably Local Podcast: Season 2, Episode 1

By |2020-10-15T22:53:43+00:00October 15th, 2020|Podcast|

Lovably Local Podcast Season 2, Episode 1: Uncle Ben and Capt. Leach Part 1 The beginning of our first history mystery, Uncle Ben and Capt. Leach.  The Lovably Local Podcast is produced by Compass Rose History Experiences. Hosts Mimi Cirbusova and Andrea Knies dive into local history mysteries.  Music: Oh! By Jingo! by All -Star Trio

28 08, 2020

An Open Letter to Sarasota’s First Female Postmaster, Carrie Abbe

By |2020-08-28T14:02:02+00:00August 28th, 2020|Blog|

Dear, Carrie - Sarasota sure is a different place than it was when you were Postmistress. Today I was dropping off postcards to my local USPS branch, and I was reminded how much we owe to people like you. The USPS is at risk right now, and I am scared we will lose this essential service you worked for 31 years to uphold - never taking a [...]

10 05, 2020

Jack Installs a Telephone

By |2020-05-10T15:18:40+00:00May 10th, 2020|Blog|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oet0aBxoTPo In today's era of social media, video conference calls, and texting, it's hard to imagine a time when your only means of communication was in-person or through the mail. Thankfully, Dr. Leffingwell and his son Jack brought the technology of telephones to Manatee County.

1 04, 2020

How Sarasota Become A Town

By |2020-04-01T00:30:16+00:00April 1st, 2020|Blog|

https://www.facebook.com/CompassRoseHistory/videos/554936161841839/ We're sharing some great moments in Sarasota history! Discover how this sleepy little fishing village became incorporated into a town, and the most folksy little town seal you've ever seen. Check out the 1902 shirt HERE. Thanks for supporting Compass Rose History Experiences!