100 Years of History

Listen to These Historical Recordings

Some sounds from our history.

January 4, 2017 Published in the January 2017 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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Mainstage Performances at the Florida Folk Festival, 1961

Side One

Side Two

Listen to two performances from the 1961 Florida Folk Festival main stage.

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Interview with Myakka City Resident T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. 1984

Listen to an interview with former Myakka City resident T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. as part of the Myakka Community Profile Project in 1984.  Carlton discusses life in Myakka City, specifically mentioning its rural communities, the Old Myakka Trail, land holdings and railroads, among many other points. The Myakka Community Profile Project was a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and Crowley Museum and Nature Center and the Florida Folklife Program. It was funded by Florida Endowment for the Humanities.

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Bahia Vista Mennonite Church Choir, 1981

This recording is of the Bahia Vista Mennonite Church Choir singing at the 36th annual Florida Folk Festival in 1981. The recording is part of the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project. 

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Performances at the Florida Folk Festival, 1968

These Friday evening performances at the 1968 Florida Folk Festival feature Bradenton's The Wiggins Sisters. 

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