TOGETHER FOR OUR SHARED PAST

TOGETHER FOR OUR SHARED PAST

Founded in the early 2000s, the History & Preservation Coalition is a group of non-profit organizations and government agencies in Sarasota County which are committed to historic preservation and education.

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• Encourages preservation initiatives by member organizations.
• Informs the public of preservation activities.
• Exchanges information regarding programs.
• Promotes public awareness of Sarasota County’s historical and archaeological resources.
• Develops programs to showcase the value of preserving our area’s heritage.

MEETINGS

Coalition Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month (September-June, excluding January) at 4:00pm at Historic Spanish Point. Each member organization is expected to send a representative to the meetings and provide updates on their programs and activities. Dues are to be paid yearly in order to maintain voting rights. The public is welcome to observe, but space is limited. 

SARASOTA’S SIX TO SAVE

Hoping to spotlight the county's most threatened historic properties, archaeological sites, and cultural resources! The History & Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County announces the Sarasota’s Six to Save program. Many factors, from abandonment, development and climate change, can render a historic property in peril. Our goal is to highlight six historical resources per year that are in most danger. SEE THE 2020 LIST

MEET THE MEMBERS

Members of the History & Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County actively preserve the county’s archaeological, architectural, social, and cultural heritage.
CITY OF SARASOTA HISTORIC PRESERVATION, PLANNING, AND DEVELOPMENT
The Historic Preservation Board was established for the purposes of recommending the designation of historically significant structures and archaeologically significant sites to the City Commission.
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CITY OF VENICE HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD
The City of Venice Historic Preservation Board recommends the designation of historic districts, identifies and recommends designation of historic landmarks and archaeologically significant sites, identifies and nominates eligible properties to the National Register of Historic Places and assists Planning Commission in administration of the historic preservation element in the city's comprehensive plan.
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ENGLEWOOD MUSEUM
Visit one of Englewood’s oldest houses and enjoy a historical ‘old-timers’ tour with a focus on Englewood’s past and its historical mark on our future. 
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FRIENDS OF ENGLEWOOD ARCHIVES
This special addition to the library was specifically built to house the archives and preserve documents, photographs, collections, etc. for future generations.
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FRIENDS OF LITTLE SALT SPRING
The Friends of Little Salt Spring Inc. recognize the cultural and natural significance of Little Salt Spring and see the outstanding potential of the site and the surrounding area.
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FRIENDS OF SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORY CENTER
Its primary goals are to promote the use and enjoyment of the SCHR facilities and services, further efforts to assemble historical exhibits, preserve a constantly growing collection of artifacts and materials from our past, promote research based on the heritage of Sarasota County, actively direct activities that will develop funding for the facilities, and to design and implement policies and procedures to ensure its vision in perpetuity.
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HISTORIC SPANISH POINT
Historic Spanish Point is a 33 acre archaeological, historical, and environmental museum park located on Little Sarasota Bay.
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HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY
The Mission of the Historical Society of Sarasota County is to foster public awareness of the rich historical heritage of Sarasota County and the state of Florida.
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LEMON BAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
In 1985, the Lemon Bay Historical Society was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization whose mission was “for the specific purposes of perpetuating the legacy of the past [and] honoring the pioneer settlers of the Lemon Bay area.”
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SARA DE SOTO CHAPTER DAR
The timeless mission of the DAR is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.
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SARASOTA ALLIANCE FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, Inc., a non-profit, publicly-supported organization's mission is to "preserve and enhance our historic places."
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SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD
The Sarasota County Historic Preservation Board is comprised of practicing or retired professionals in the fields of anthropology, real estate, history, conservation, architecture, historic preservation, land use planning, landscape architecture, general contracting and/or professional engineering with a demonstrated interest in historic preservation.
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SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION
This board advises the County Commission regarding the acceptance of grants and donations; the marking of historic sites with County historical markers; the History Center annual budget; and historical material and data.
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SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORICAL RESOURCES
Historical Resources collects information and artifacts related to the history of the county from prehistoric times to the present.
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SUNCOAST CHAPTER NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
This group's mission includes; preserving railroad history and promoting interest in all forms of rail transportation, exchanging information about rail transportation past, present and future, and contributing to preservation of rail-related artifacts.
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TIME SIFTERS ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY
Time Sifters is a non-profit association of over 100 professional and amateur archaeologists and interested citizens, dedicated to discovering and preserving our archaeological heritage.
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VENICE AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS) was founded in 1991 in order to celebrate and preserve the history of Venice, Florida and surrounding areas. 
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VENICE HERITAGE INC
Venice Heritage Inc. (VHI) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Venice area’s rich cultural heritage, including the surrounding communities of Osprey, Laurel, and Nokomis.
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VENICE MUSEUM & ARCHIVES
The mission of the Venice Museum & Archives (VMA) is to collect and preserve historical and archaeological material relating to Venice and the communities of Nokomis, Laurel and Osprey, whose histories have all been interwoven from 1867 to the present time.
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WMS/LSS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
The WMS/LSS Archaeological Society is a group of local citizens interested in the cultural heritage and history of our state, country, and world.
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