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 . . .
At 10:00 AM Sherry Svekis, and Dr. Uzi Baram, will present their new findings with a photo collection from the recent archaeological dig and a tour of the archaeological site at Manatee Mineral Spring Park. Following the presentation will be interior tours of the National Register Curry Museums. These handicap accessible museums will be open 10-1 with guides in attendance. . . .
Uncovering History at Manatee Mineral Spring Fences are up around the Manatee Mineral Spring Park as part of a major archaeological investigation project to recover the histories of the site before it is impacted by Bradenton’s RiverWalk extension. Reflections of Manatee applied to the City to carry out the project and the Council agreed to fund it. Dr. Uzi Baram, . . .
Press Release Back to Angola Post Event 2019 Final
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 . . .