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Events

 
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"Richmond's Treasure Comes to Florida" 
with Erwin Wunderlich

This virtual book talk from August 2021 by Guest Speaker Dr. Erwin Wunderlich centers on his historical fiction novel, Drummer Boy on the Run. Click the link above to access this free digital event.

Dr. Wunderlich's presentation titled “Richmond’s Treasure Comes to Florida” tells a story about a young man who guided the 2nd Florida Infantry Regiment to battle and their surrender at Appomattox Court House. Afterwards, he finds himself entangled in a scheme to hide Richmond’s gold and silver. According to legend, the treasure crossed into Florida in May of 1865 and its complete whereabouts today are unknown. 


Dr. Wunderlich grew up in Bradenton and enjoys creating stories about Florida and the Civil War. He is an award-winning author and fifth-generation Floridian. Dr. Wunderlich’s initial novel, Salvos On The Backwater, is a story about the hardships of Civil War Florida written from a civilian's perspective. It won several first place literary awards including the Patrick D. Smith Award.

Please know that you will need a device with internet access and internet speed fast enough to tune in. This is a digital event and will not take place at Manatee Village Historical Park. Manatee Village Historical Park is not providing device(s) or internet access. Manatee Village Historical Park is a part of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller Historical Resources Department. Programs are offered in conjunction with the Manatee County Historical Commission, Inc. For more information about the event, click here. 

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"Medicine Manatee" Digital Lecture

Join Dr. Jeffrey N. Brown, former Curator at Manatee Village Historical Park, for a digital lecture to supplement the “Medicine in Manatee” exhibit which opened in March 2021. We reveal some of the medical stories and medical professionals during Manatee County's founding period. Learn how the Village of Manatee received medical care and get a glimpse at tools that were used in the name of health.

Please know that you will need a device with internet access and internet speed fast enough to play the video. This is a digital event and video will not be played or held at Manatee Village Historical Park. Manatee Village Historical Park is not providing device(s) or internet access. Manatee Village Historical Park is a part of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller Historical Resources Department. Programs are offered in conjunction with the Manatee County Historical Commission, Inc. For more information about the original event, click here. 

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A Digital Old-Fashioned Christmas

This special event from December 2020 includes a story time, a craft, and a recipe. Enjoy our version of “The Night Before Christmas” which includes a funny twist. We'll show you how to make a pomander, an easy and refreshing Holiday decoration that smells fresh and spicy! We'll also introduce a special cookie tutorial that’s both sweet and fun.

 

Please know that you will need a device with internet access and internet speed fast enough to play the video. This is a digital event and video will not be played or held at Manatee Village Historical Park. Manatee Village Historical Park is not providing device(s) or internet access. Manatee Village Historical Park is a part of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Historical Resources Department. Programs are offered in conjunction with the Manatee County Historical Commission, Inc. For more information about the original event, click here. 

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Tombstone Tour

Manatee Village Historical Park released “Tombstone Tour” in October 2020 to share information about the 1850 Manatee Burying Ground. This documentary-style digital tour will reveal the history of the cemetery, the meaning of tombstone symbols, and some of the stories of those who were buried there. 

Please know that you will need a device with internet access and internet speed fast enough to play the video. This is a digital event and video will not be played or held at Manatee Village Historical Park. Manatee Village Historical Park is not providing device(s) or internet access. Manatee Village Historical Park is a part of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller Historical Resources Department. Programs are offered in conjunction with the Manatee County Historical Commission, Inc. For additional details about the original event, click here. 

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Let us transport you through “tea time” in this digital event from August 2020. Staff members were in costume and shared how tea rooms influenced social and political change. This event was recorded inside a beautiful 1905 house. The house is an antique store and tea room called Charms of Leffingwell, located in Ellenton, FL.

Please note: This is a digital event and video will not be played or held at Manatee Village Historical Park. Manatee Village Historical Park is not providing device(s) or internet access. Manatee Village Historical Park is a part of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller Historical Resources Department. Programs are offered in conjunction with the Manatee County Historical Commission, Inc. For more information about the original event, click here