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.

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .