The Sarasota Historical Society is a society that keeps history alive in Sarasota county. It is housed in the oldest house in Sarasota, the Bidwell-Wood House built in 1882, and the Crocker Memorial Church built in 1901. The buildings are available for tours and to rent out for events. If you're interested in history, you don't want to miss their lecture series, Conversations at The Crocker. Check out their website for other events and happenings.