EVENT: 3/30/2019 Freedom Seekers at Manatee

Open House with Exhibit and Speakers Saturday, March 30, 10:00 AM—2:00 PM 1305 4th Ave East in Bradenton  Angola was a community of freedom seekers in the 1810s located between the Manatee River and Sarasota Bay. It was a place of refuge and peace until it was destroyed in a massive slave raid in 1821. What were the events that brought the freedom . . .

PROGRAM NEWS: Exhibit Preview Event Well Attended

On Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM, a nice crowd helped us celebrate the opening of the first permanent exhibit that tells the story of Angola, a free black settlement on the Manatee River in the 1810s.  “Angola’s Freedom Seekers and Florida’s Underground Railroad” The exhibit covers key events for freedom seekers in Florida: Fort Mose’s founding in 1738; Black warriors . . .

EVENT: 3/4/2019 Historic Manatee Settlement Walking Tour

Monday, March 4, 2019  3:00-6:00 PM 1302 4th Avenue East off 14th Street East, Bradenton 34208, three blocks north of State Road 64 The tour will be a slow 2-3 hour walk through the hammock covered streets of East Bradenton.  Visit the original homesites of pioneers and learn about the early settlers who made Manatee their home in the 1840-1860s.  Come . . .