REFLECTIONS OF MANATEE, INC.

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 Fridays & 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

Tours at other times available by appointment.
Given possible impacts of the ongoing COVID pandemic, we recommend you call before visiting. (941-779-4480)
Masks are required when inside the buildings. 

A VISIT TO OUR SITE INCLUDES:

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

• 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.

• 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.

 

Helping us through: CARES Act funding was provided to Reflections of Manatee by the Florida Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Manatee County.