Magna Carta Collection
2021-22: History Bytes
Joseph Spadaro and the Boca Grande Hotel
James Blaha, Trisha Lowe, Peg Kapustiak
Recorded on Feb 23, 2022
Legend of Gasparilla
Crystal Diff - Recorded on Jan 11, 2022
The Little Town That Unity Built
Dr. Martha Bireda - Recorded on Feb 17, 2022
Historic Tales of Gasparilla Island
David Futch - Recorded on Mar 22, 2022
2021-22: Let's Talk About Florida Book Discussion Recordings
Lively conversations about Florida's history featuring books from our Florida reading list.
By John Mcphee, Recorded on Nov 16, 2021
By Canter Brown, Jr., Recorded on Jan 18, 2022
Devil in the Grove
By Gilbert King, Recorded on Apr 5, 2022
COVID-19 Revisited Video Documentary
Together with Island TV, we have released a follow up documentary of 10 interviews on how COVID-19 has affected Boca Grande.
Boca Grande Health Clinic, Gasparilla Outfitters
Royal Palm Players, Scarpa's Coastal
Boca Grande Historical Society, Boca Grande Resident
Lighthouse Methodist Church, Gulf to Bay/Sotheby's
Barrier Island Parks Society, Boca Grande Resident
Lecture: “YALE / The Sarasota School of Architecture”
Carl Abbott - Zoom Event - Recorded on Mar 9, 2021
Lecture: Race, Power, and Memory: An Oral History of Gasparilla Island’s Black Community
Kaylie Stokes - Zoom Event - Recorded on Feb 9, 2021
Lecture: David Futch Tells Stories of Old (and Not So Old) Boca Grande
Zoom Event - Recorded on Jan 19, 2021
2020-21: Let's Talk About Florida Book Discussion Recordings
Last Train to Paradise
View a lively conversation about Florida history highlighting one of the books on our Florida Reading List.
Recorded on Mar 16, 2021
River of Grass
View a discussion of this game-changing book about the uniqueness of the Everglades.
Recorded on Jan 14, 2021
A Land Remembered
View a discussion of this classic novel of a Florida pioneer family.
Recorded on Dec 3, 2020
Bad Boys: Growing Up in Boca Grande
Editing by Island TV for Boca Grande
Boca Grande, Florida: Island Jewel
Hurricanes - Nature’s Fury: Impact on Southwest Florida
COVID-19 and the Impact on Boca Grande
The Boca Grande History Center is the primary caretaker for our island’s history, and thus it was imperative that we document how the current medical crisis is impacting Boca Grande. In addition to collecting print materials and photographs, the History Center in a project partnership with Rick Montgomery of Island TV has completed a filmed documentary containing images and interviews.
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