CITY OF VENICE HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD

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Courtesy of Venicegov.com 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 … Continued

FRIENDS OF ENGLEWOOD ARCHIVES

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Courtesy of friendsofea.org Built in 2013 as part of the renovation of the Englewood Branch of the Charlotte County Library, the Archives for Englewood, Florida area is located at 3450 North Access Road in Englewood as part of Tringali Park … Continued

FRIENDS OF LITTLE SALT SPRING

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Courtesy of friendsoflittlesaltspring.com 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. Little Salt Spring Archaeological and Ecological Preserve is a … Continued

FRIENDS OF SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

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Courtesy of foschc.org Founded in 2005, the mission of the Friends Of The Sarasota County History Center, Inc. is to assist the Sarasota County Historical Resources (SCHR) through the support of programs, services, and activities that promote and enhance the … Continued

HISTORIC SPANISH POINT

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  Courtesy of historicspanishpoint.org Historic Spanish Point is a 33 acre archaeological, historical, and environmental museum park located on Little Sarasota Bay. It is open to the public daily, and interprets 5,000 years of human habitation, including prehistoric shell mounds, … Continued

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY

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  Courtesy of hsosc.com 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, encourage inquiry and research into this history, promote collection … Continued

LEMON BAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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Courtesy of lemonbayhistory.com The Society grew out of a Pioneer Days Celebration on September 4, 1983 honoring Englewood’s first newspaper editor, Josephine Cortes, author of History of Englewood and Pioneer Days founder. In May, 1984 an organizational meeting was held, … Continued

SARA DE SOTO CHAPTER DAR

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Courtesy of sarasotadar.org The timeless mission of the DAR is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. This provides an incredibly wide range of opportunities for women of all ages to serve the Sarasota community and the nation. Committees include … Continued

SARASOTA ALLIANCE FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

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The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, Inc., a non-profit, publicly-supported 501(c)(3) organization’s mission is to “preserve and enhance our historic places.” It was incorporated in 1985 to save architect Dwight Baum’s El Vernona Hotel, built in 1925 by owner Owen … Continued

SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD

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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 … Continued

SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION

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Courtesy of scgov.net In 1958, the Sarasota Board of Commissioners established the Sarasota Historical Commission. The commission is an advisory board of fifteen volunteers with a demonstrated interest in local history. Their official activities include marking significant sites within the … Continued

SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORICAL RESOURCES

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Historical Resources collects information and artifacts related to the history of the county from prehistoric times to the present. These collections are stored in the center’s archives, where they are made available for public research. The Historical Resources Library is a comprehensive … Continued

SUNCOAST CHAPTER NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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  Courtesy of suncoastnrhs.com 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. They produce a bimonthly chapter … Continued

TIME SIFTERS ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY

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Courtesy of timesifters.org 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. Since its inception in 1986, the society has assisted trained archaeologists in major … Continued

VENICE AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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Courtesy of veniceareahistoricalsociety.org  The Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS) was founded in 1991 as the Venice Historic Preservation League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in order to celebrate and preserve the history of Venice, Florida and surrounding areas.  The service area … Continued

VENICE HERITAGE INC

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Courtesy of veniceheritage.org  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. As an advocate for historic preservation, VHI educates the public … Continued

VENICE MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

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Courtesy of venicemuseum.org 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 … Continued

WMS/LSS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

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  The Warm Mineral Springs-Little Salt Spring Archaeological Society is a chapter of the Florida Anthropological Society and represents Sarasota County and Charlotte County. The WMS/LSS Archaeological Society is a group of local citizens interested in the cultural heritage and history … Continued