Get Involved

Ways to support Manatee Village Historical Park

Support from the community is crucial for Manatee Village Historical Park. There are many ways you can contribute. Every little bit that you commit goes a long way helping us preserve the past for future generations! 
Explore the options below to find out how you can get involved.

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Volunteers are absolutely necessary in providing the very best visitor experience in bringing the past to life. If you have a passion for history, enjoy meeting new people, like to do research and learn more about artifacts, or just want to make a difference, we would love to meet you!

Volunteer positions include: Wiggins Store Greeter, Special Events Crew, Cemetery Cleanup, Maintenance and Curatorial Aide, and On-call Clerical Assistant.

We really appreciate the time that our volunteers give and throughout the year we will host events to honor our volunteers. This facilitates friendship among our volunteers and makes everyone feel connected with our mission and history.


We would love to add you to our volunteer family!  Download the application here and contact us at

or call 941-749-7165


Donate money

Make a donation here.

Admission to Manatee Village Historical Park is free. The money that you donate helps keep us up and running! Unspecified donations are applied to exhibit enhancements, outdoor signage, archival supplies, volunteer incentives, and to enhance the visitor experience (such as events).

You may make a donation in person with cash
or to donate online, click the link above.


You can also support us through Amazon Smile! When shopping on Amazon, use and select the

Manatee County Historical Commission Inc.

as your charity: MCHC Amazon Smile Profile. Items marked

"Eligible for Amazon Smile"

will result in a 0.5% donation at no cost to you.

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Donate an Artifact

If you have an artifact or clothing related to Manatee County's founding period
(1840-1918), let us know! 


We are seeking artifacts related to the Second and Third Seminole Wars, War with Mexico, American Civil War, Spanish American War and World War One. We are also seeking men's clothing. For your donation to be considered, you must email the museum curator. Please provide a photo, description, and a statement of how the item is connected to Manatee County or Florida history. Please email Matthew Woodside at 



Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people and organizations like you!

By sponsoring our museum or one of our programs, you make an incredible difference! We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions: or 941-749 - 7165