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Education Corner

An Education Blog from Manatee Village Historical Park

Can You Solve a History Mystery?

Learn more about primary sources in the October Education Blog.

Manatee History Day

Manatee History Day is like a science fair for history. Students in Manatee County are encouraged to join the Manatee History Day Club which helps them learn more about history and research. Club meetings include information about competing at the county level (Manatee History Day), state level (Florida History Day), and national level (National History Day). Manatee Village Historical Park employees lead club meetings. Click below to learn more and follow us on social media!


Let us give you free, fun things to do when you're not exploring the museum. Activities range from personality quizzes, puzzles, coloring sheets, to a blacksmith demonstration video and math problems. Great for adults who want to relax, teachers, and bored kids.

Field Trips

Springtime is field trip season! If you or someone you know is a local teacher, consider Manatee Village Historical Park for your next field trip.


To learn more about our field trip programming and to reserve a date for your school visit, contact the Education & Volunteer Coordinator, Allyson O'Leary, at 941-749-7165 or email

Traveling History Trunk

The Life of a Civil War Soldier traveling trunk outreach program is designed to provide students with experiential learning opportunities that enhance the core history curriculum. It generates student interest in American history through the exploration of artifact reproductions, documents, photographs, and other resources. 

The trunk is available from the Manatee Village Historical Park with support from donations and the Manatee County Historical Commission. There is no fee to use it, and teachers may keep the trunk for maximum two weeks. For more information, please contact us at

Guest Speakers

Looking for a speaker for your local club or organization?

Staff can give informational talks on Manatee Village Historical Park,
Manatee County History, and Manatee History Day.

Download the Guest Speaker Topics or the Speaker Request form.

Availability varies based on upcoming events and staff schedules.

To check availability, email

or call 941-749-7165.

Education: Programs
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