Manatee Village Historical Park is hosting “Tombstone Tour”, a digital event about the 1850 Manatee Burying Ground. Learn about the history of the cemetery, the meaning of tombstone symbols, and listen to some of the stories of those who were buried there.
The 1850 Manatee Burying Ground is the oldest public cemetery in Manatee County. It was the first burying ground for the Village of Manatee, which was the first established white settlement between Tampa and Key West, dating to 1842. The Burying Ground was in use from 1850-1892, with a few family burials occurring up until the 1960s.
How to Sign Up: For the safety of our visitors, this event will be digital. It will be sent to the email addresses of those who sign up to receive the digital event.
or call us at (941) 749-7165 for assistance.
Cost: Signing up for this digital event and watching the video is free!
When: “Tombstone Tour” is pre-recorded and will be available through video format on October 16, 2020 at 4:00pm through November 1, 2020. Those who sign up may watch or re-watch this digital event anytime during this time period. Persons who sign up after 4pm on October 16 and before October 30 will receive the video on the next business day.
Please note: 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 this event, click here.
Manatee Village Historical Park is excited to offer our first digital event, “Suffragette Tea”!
Watch us celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 19th Amendment granted certain women the right to vote and was one of many righteous milestones in history. For visitor safety and the safety of our staff members, this event will be digital. “Suffragette Tea” will be pre-recorded and made available through a video platform. Staff members will be in costume and will discuss how tea rooms influenced social and political change while inside a beautiful 1905 house. The house is an antique store and tea room called Charms of Leffingwell, located in Ellenton, FL.
Let us transport you through “tea time” and celebrate with us from the comfort of your home!
How to Sign Up: Signing up is no longer required. Watch anytime!
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. For more information about this event, click here.