The Historical Society of Sarasota County

Creating an awareness of the rich historical heritage of Sarasota County, Florida

  The Historical Society of Sarasota County in Pioneer Park

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We celebrate local history in all its forms, from our renowned lecture series Conversations at the Crocker, events, and land & sea tours to classes and small group gatherings.

We're half-way there to the funds needed for the urgent preservation of the Bidwell-Wood House

Painting, weather-proofing, protecting the structures and repairing the ravages of time and termites on the two historic buildings we curate and preserve for community use is a major expense for our volunteer-driven HSoSC.

Thanks to our generous supporters we are half-way to our goal. If you haven’t yet had a chance to participate in our Annual Appeal, we, and future Sarasotans, would be grateful for your support. Mail, call, or click the thermometer to donate a one-time or monthly recurring amount online. Many thanks!



Just north of historical downtown Sarasota, HSoSC is located in Pioneer Park on 12th Street just east of Tamiami Trail

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Membership in The Historical Society of Sarasota County is open to any person interested in the history of this area and the State of Florida upon payment of dues. The Historical Society is a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. Click here for our membership form, print it, mail it, and join us today! Those wishing to pay tribute to family or friends through contributions are encouraged to contact us for details. Phone: 941-364-9076 Call today and become a part of history.

Note: On our site and social media pages, we use illustrations and vintage photographs to engage and amuse. Some of these images are stored and preserved by governmental bodies and/or private non-profit historical or genealogical groups. We mention these sources when feasible; if we cannot specifically verify the originator of an electronic image, we invite them to contact us so that we may publish an Internet original source for said image.