Creating an awareness of the rich historical heritage of Sarasota County, Florida. We celebrate Sarasota County history with our renowned lecture series Conversations at The Crocker, our Sunday Afternoon Socials, land & sea tours and small group gatherings.

Save the Crocker!

Our historic Crocker Memorial Church, built in 1901 and used for community gatherings for over a century, needs rescuing. Find out what we’re doing to preserve the building, and help us keep it going for another century.

Love local history?

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

Click for the larger map and directions

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 for membership form.

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.

The Heroes of History Roster:

2015: Jeff LaHurd, History Research

2016: Sue Blue, Scholarship

2017: John McCarthy, Preservation Work

2018: Howard Tibbals, Philanthropy

2019: Michael Saunders, Champion of Everything Sarasota

For additional information on Sarasota’s history, go to SarasotaHistoryAlive.

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.

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