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Events

 
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An Old Florida Christmas

Saturday, December 11, 2021

11 AM to 4 PM 

Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit?

Join us on Saturday, December 11 for crafts, shopping, and food. Manatee Village will be decorated for the holidays and (best of all) there's FREE ADMISSION!

Stay tuned for a map and program.

Please note that we've limited the amount of vendors to allow more spacing. This is an outdoor event and may be canceled due to inclement weather. 

Interested in volunteering? Click HERE to sign up or email Allyson.Oleary@manateeclerk.com 

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

Manatee Village Historical Park will host a digital book talk by Guest Speaker Dr. Erwin Wunderlich. Dr. Wunderlich will hold a presentation titled “Richmond’s Treasure Comes to Florida” that centers on his historical fiction novel, Drummer Boy on the Run. This is 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.

When: This virtual event will take place online on Friday, August 13, 2021. The event will begin at 3:00pm EST. Those who register will receive a link to access this digital event.

Cost: This digital event is free.

How to Register: Registration has closed. simply click the button above to tune in! 

How to Join: Tune in at or after 3pm on August 13, 2021 at the button above. 

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, Curator at Manatee Village Historical Park, for a digital lecture to supplement the new “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 for 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 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 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 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