Starting July 5, join us on the FIRST FRIDAY of the month for a fun and creative on-going program. Quilters and Crafters are invited to Reflections of Manatee Visitors Center 10am-1pm. The visitors center is host to the Network to Freedom -Florida’s Underground Railroad exhibit. Bring a snack to pass around. For more information, contact Trudy Williams 941-746-2035
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .