Historical Resources

The Historical Resources Department of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court’s Office promotes the preservation and protection of Manatee County’s past. Working with a variety of not for profit historical organizations and government agencies, we operate two historical villages, two museums and a historical archives. Whether restoring historic buildings, collecting artifacts, cataloguing archives, collecting folk ways and culture or designing exhibits and programs to educate our county’s residents and visitors, the Historical Resources Department seeks to make the past come alive.