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Our Collections

Historical Resources has been collecting, preserving, and providing educational access to our historical collections for over 40 years. Our collections are made up almost entirely of items donated by members of the public and local organizations. So, we can truly say that Historical Resources helps to tell "Our Story" as a whole.

Our current collections include:Collections Collage

  • Letters
  • Scrapbooks
  • Photographs
  • Legal Records
  • Maps
  • Artwork
  • Archaeological Artifacts
  • Furniture
  • Clothing
  • Tools
  • Ephemera
  • And much much more...

If you have any questions about our collections or have a collection of your own you would like to discuss, reach out to the county at 941-861-5000 or to our Collection Curator at 941-861-6891.

Explore With Us

There are many ways to enjoy our county's historical collections.

  • Visit us in person to conduct research.
  • Explore our collections online through our PastPerfect Database