Sponsors of all levels of generosity are truly appreciated. The proceeds from History Day in the Park will help create the Interpretive Center in the historic Keith Farmhouse, so sponoring this fund-raiser will allow your family, your business, or your corporation to truly participate in the community. Please contact Priscilla Brown, Program Coordinator, pbrown@scgov.net, 941-316-1309 to discuss monetary support and in-kind donations.

The historic Keith Farmhouse is the original building on the property and the Interpretive Center, which will occupy the first floor of the rehabilitated building, will be the recipient of funds raised.  Once completed, the Interpretive Center will be open to the public free of charge to learn about the 60-acre property, view prehistoric artifacts and early twentieth century historical items used on the estate. 

All proceeds from History Day in the Park will be dedicated to creating, within the historic Keith Farmhouse (1916), an Interpretive Center showcasing 50 centuries of habitation, from prehistoric times to the early 2oth century at this creek-side location.

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Sponsors who have stepped forward already include:
* History Hero Marilyn Gerkin, in memory of Robert J. Gerkin.
* Farmhouse Friend: Caldwell Trust Company
* Finances/ Booklet Support: Friends of Sarasota County Parks
* Outreach/ Graphics: Sarasota County Parks

Our In-Kind Sponsors include, so far, The Historical Society of Sarasota County, Sarasota Sailor Circus, Sarasota Concert Band, Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Richard Capes, Greg Best, Bill Shustick, Jane Kirschner, Marilyn Gerkin, Nancy DeForge, Ann Van Cott, and Kate Holmes.
These early sponsors encourage you to join at a level of involvement comfortable to you, whether or not you can attend History Day in the Park. If you want to help with the development of the Interpretive Center send your check, made out to Friends of Sarasota County Parks, to Jane Kirschner, 1632 Loma Linda St., Sarasota, FL 34239-2116

Would love to be a part of History Day in the Park, but don’t care to be a Sponsor? Your financial donation can help the Phillippi Interpretive Center become a reality via the Friends of Sarasota County Parks website. Your check in the mail is welcome, or to donate online click below, then choose “Phillippi Interpretive Center” to direct your donation.

Once you click, select “Phillippi Interpretive Center”