Manatee Mineral Spring Archaeology Program, March 7, 2020 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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. . . .

Archaeology Project Open House, January 20, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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, . . .

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 . . .