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  • FL Division of Historical Resources Seeks Public Input on 2/16

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016—Manatee County will host a regional meeting of the Florida Division of Historical Resources on Feb. 16 to get community feedback as it updates Florida’s Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan.
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  • Manatee Heritage Days are March 1-31, 2016

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016—From March 1-31, 2016, the 37th annual Heritage Days celebration will focus on our county’s history.  All month long, historical sites and organizations throughout our county will celebrate our community’s heritage by providing opportunities for our area’s residents and visitors to experience the past.  Reenactments, special exhibits, lectures, open houses and family programming will highlight the month’s events. 
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  • Florida Maritime Museum Changes Business Hours During Fishing Festival

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016—The Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) will be closed on Friday, February 12th, 2016 in preparation for the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival but will be open extended hours through the weekend. Visit the museum to learn about the history of commercial fishing in Cortez and explore two temporary exhibits, America at Sea (maritime toys) and Sumi-e by the Sea (East Asian brush painting). Hours are 10 am- 5 pm Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, 2016. 
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