New Historical Marker Unveiled

On Saturday, October 19, 2010, in front of the Samuel and Amanda Curry Museum, a special historical marker was unveiled.  Thanks for the financial backing of the Curry family and Manatee County Historical Society this sign has become a reality. One side tells the story of the Curry Houses Historic District and the other side recognizes the Freedom Seekers of . . .

Settlement Walking Tour, March 2, 2020 3:00 PM

This two-hour tour is so well liked that many repeat it yearly, so don’t miss out. Join volunteers on a guided tour around the earliest settlement in Manatee. Learn about the residents and their plantations while you visit the locations of their homes. See a sugarcane field and learn about Manatee’s agriculture. MEET AT THE VISITORS CENTER ON 4TH AVE. . . .

First Fridays Craft Day

The first Friday of every month is craft day. We are working on things to sell in a December sale. We meet in the visitor center and work on little fun projects that you can also take home. It’s always a surprise so just come and see what’s going on. Bring a snack to pass if you want, coffee and . . .

EVENT PHOTOS: Freedom Seekers at Manatee

Thank you to all who attended the Open House with Exhibit and Speakers on Saturday, March 30.  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 . . .

Exhibit Preview 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 . . .

Antiques and Crafts Sale

Reflections is holding a sale to earn money to pay electric bills and help with maintenance. Bring your own table for a $10 donation. (Add $5.00 and we will set up a table and chair for you.) Call 941-779-4480 to reserve.  We will put signs out and advertise through our many emails and social media.

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 . . .