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 . . .

EVENT: 3/23/2019 Exhibit Opening Reception

Saturday, March 23, 2019  5:00-7:00 PM 1302 4th Avenue East off 14th Street East, Bradenton 34208, three blocks north of State Road 64 Come and help 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. The exhibit covers key events for freedom seekers in . . .

EVENT: 3/30/2019 Angola and Florida’s Underground Railroad Presentations

Open House with Exhibit and Speakers 1305 4th Ave East in Bradenton, Saturday, March 30, 10:00 AM—Noon Join Reflections of Manatee for an educational event of speakers focusing on the Underground Railroad in Florida.  Meet staff of the National Park Service’s division of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom and hear the exciting news of Florida’s newest listing, here in Manatee County-Bradenton.  . . .

Back to Angola Festival to Celebrate the Ties Between

The Oak Tree Community Outreach, a local not-for-profit corporation, is hosting an international event at the City of Bradenton Manatee Mineral Spring Park, July 13-15th. The Back to Angola Festival will celebrate the blended history of Red Bays, Bahamas and the early 1800’s community known as Angola, found to be located near the Manatee Mineral Spring in today’s East Bradenton, . . .

OPEN HOUSE: HISTORIC HOUSES DISTRICT

Saturday, March 10, 2018  11:00AM – 2:30PM  4th Avenue East between 14th and 12th Streets East, one block north of SR64 East Bradenton  Join Reflections of Manatee, Board of Directors and volunteers to celebrate the completion of our goal to fully restore the three houses comprising the National Register Curry Houses Historic District. Two houses date from 1860 and one . . .

MANATEE SETTLEMENT TOUR

Monday, March 12, 2018  3:30 – 5:30PM  1312 2nd Avenue East off 14th Street East Bradenton 34208, three blocks north of SR64  Meet volunteers from Reflections of Manatee, Inc. at the Manatee Mineral Spring Historical Site for a leisurely paced stroll and history learning experience.  Come early to read the interpretive signs placed around the park. During the two hour . . .