REFLECTIONS OF MANATEE

PRESERVING HISTORY & IMPROVING OUR COMMUNITY

Reflections of Manatee (Reflections) is a museum situated at the Curry Houses Historic District in Bradenton, Florida. Our mission is to inspire people to gain knowledge from the past to build a better future for our community.

Open Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with last tour at 2:30 p.m.

You may want to call (941-201-5435) before visiting. Tours at other times available by appointment.

 

L-R: Jean Lammie, Sherry Robinson Svekis, Sheri Jackson (our National Network to Freedom advisor), and Elizabeth Neily, all unveil the cover of the book inside our Visitors Center exhibit gallery.
L-R: Jean Lammie, Sherry Robinson Svekis, Sheri Jackson (our National Network to Freedom advisor), and Elizabeth Neily, all unveil the cover of the book inside our Visitors Center exhibit gallery.

 

OUR NEW BOOK: "Freedom Seekers Stories of Courage and Resilience"

 Featuring the story of the Underground Railroad in the Southeast and the people and places that contributed to the Network to Freedom, this book is designed to be used by educators, but could be appreciated by anyone with an interest in history and the resilience of the human spirit. 

The book is free to current educators, simply provide us with your affiliation or school name. 
ORDER YOUR COPY NOW FOR SUGGESTED DONATION + S&H.
If you would like to download the additional content, contact us at reflectionsofmanatee@msn.com, or call (941) 875-2564. 


A VISIT TO OUR HISTORIC SITE INCLUDES 

Samuel Curry House

The Samuel G. and Amanda Curry House (circa 1860): a historic house museum with furnishings from the 1800s. 

Mary Amelia’s House

The Mary Amelia Curry House (circa 1860): an exhibit center. The Manatee Room currently hosts an exhibit about the early settlement, including artifacts found during archaeological investigations. The “Archaeology of Freedom” exhibit highlights the excavations for Angola including a 3D model of the excavation’s stratigraphy.

Theodosia Curry House

The Theodosia Curry House (1925): Our Visitors Center also houses the exhibit “Freedom Seekers at the Manatee”, which tells the dramatic story of the maroon community of Angola and Florida’s Underground Railroad.

REFLECTIONS NEWS AND INFORMATION

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Drone Video of Archaeological dig

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LEARN OUR HISTORY

DISCOVERING THE SUNCOAST WITH MIKE MODRICK

Manatee Mineral Springs
and Reflections of Manatee
Featured on ABC 7’s Suncoast View:

DISCOVERING THE SUNCOAST
WITH MIKE MODRICK 

Special Thanks to WWSB ABC7
for allowing us to share this video with you.