- Historic Sites
Sarasota County History Center
The mission of the Sarasota County History Center is to promote an understanding of Sarasota County’s heritage and protect its historic resources. The History Center collects information and artifacts related to the history of Sarasota County from pre-historic times to the present. These collections are kept at the Center at 6062 Porter Way in Sarasota, where they are available by request for public research. Also at that site is the MacKinlay Kantor Room, which contains books and other objects from the library of the Sarasota resident and Pulitzer Prize-winning author (1904-1977).