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. to 3 p.m. with last tour at 2:30 p.m.

You may want to call (941-875-2564) before visiting. Tours at other times available by appointment.


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 CRAFT CLUB

SEW WHAT? – SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2022 AT 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Make a Possible Bag, a satchel used by pioneers to carry everyday essentials.

    • Sewing lessons to learn or refresh your skills.
    • Adults 18 plus. Limited to 8 individuals.
    • There will be a few sewing machines available, but if you have one, please bring it along.
    • $20 registration cost includes a selection of fabric and thread.

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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.