• Manatee Heritage Days

    Manatee Heritage Days to be held March 1-31, 2014

     

     

    From March 1-31, 2014, the 35th annual Heritage Days celebration will focus on our county’s history.  All month long, historical sites and organizations throughout our county will celebrate our community’s heritage by providing opportunities for our area’s residents and visitors to experience the past.  Reenactments, special exhibits, lectures, open houses and family programming will highlight the month’s events.

     

    For thirty-five years, the Manatee Heritage Association has sponsored Heritage Days.  Originally a week in length, Heritage Days grew to nine days, and in 1995, Manatee Heritage Days expanded to a month long event.  The activities are as varied as walking tours and concerts.  Events take place throughout Manatee County in many different communities.  Through these events at area historical sites, participants will experience the pioneer lifestyle and learn how Manatee County has grown and developed.

     

    Following is a schedule for events.  Most are free, though some require a reservation or admission fee.  For specific information about an event, please call the number listed on the schedule.

     

    For more information about the Manatee Heritage Days, in general, please call (941) 741-4070.  Join with us in this countywide celebration of our community’s past.

     

    Press Note:  Events at the Manatee Village Historical Park, the Palmetto Historical Park and the Manatee County Agricultural Museum are part of the Legacy of Valor Campaign.  Legacy of Valor is a campaign that rallies our community to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and pass freedom on to others. A mosaic of community-driven partnerships will educate and focus the community to use time, talent and treasure to recognize the service and sacrifice of all veterans and their families. For more information, please visit FreedomPassItOn.org.

     

     

    Manatee Heritage Days 2014

     

    Events Offered throughout the Month

     

     

    Every Day

     

    Camp Uzita Living History: DeSoto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy, Bradenton, FL 34209.  Visitors get a unique look into Spanish and Native American life in the 16th Century. Park staff offer talks and demonstrations on the lasting impact De Soto would have on the history of America and the native people.   FREE!  For more information, call (941) 792-0458 or visit www.nps.gov/deso.

     

    February 21 – March 28

     

    An American Legacy Film Series, presented by The South Florida Museum, in partnership with the Legacy of Valor Campaign*, Patterson Foundation, South Florida Museum, 201 10th Street West, Bradenton. Tickets are $5 general admission, $3 for Museum Members.  For more information go to www.southfloridamuseum.org or call 941-746-4131 X0.

     

     

    March 4 – March 28

     

    American Watercolor Society & The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Show, ArtCenter Manatee, 209 9th Street West, Bradenton. Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:00 AM -6:00 PM. Suggested Donation, $10.00.  For more information contact Christina@artcentermanatee.org or call, 941-746-2862.

     

     

    Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

     

     

    Downtown Bradenton Farmer’s Market, Historic Main Street or 12th Street West, Bradenton, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Locally grown produce, products, crafts, live music, and kids’ activities. FREE!  www.bradentonfarmersmarket.com

     

     

     

    Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26

     

     

    Tours of the Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Bradenton, across from the Sarasota Bradenton Airport, west of US 41, hourly at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and Noon. Advance reservations are required. No walk-ins accepted.  Conducted tour of the 11,500 square foot, 21 room winter home of Powel Crosley Jr. built in 1929. Docents will tell of the entrepreneur’s innovation of autos, radios, airplanes, fax machines, Voice of America, baseball and much more. Special exhibits of Crosley memorabilia will be on display in the Carriage House.  Tours last about an hour and are fully accessible. FREE, but donations to the Crosley Estate Foundation accepted. For tour reservations, call (941) 722-3244, ext. 0 during business hours – Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. http://www.bradentongulfislands.com/crosley-estate/

     

     

    Courthouse Square Concerts, 1115 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  Concerts by a variety of musical groups and types on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse.  Bring your lunch or purchase it from one of the restaurants in downtown.  FREE!  www.RealizeBradenton.com

     

     

     

    Fridays, March 7, 14, 21, 28

     

    Music in the Park, Bradenton Riverwalk, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Family friendly concert series featuring top regional acts covering a variety of musical genres. Food and beverages are available for sale; concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.  FREE! www.realizebradenton.com.

     

    Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

     

     

     

    Historic Valentine Open House, Robinson Preserve: 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Robinson Preserve’s historic welcome center, the Valentine House, will be open every Saturday during the month of March. FREE!  For more information, contact (941)748-4501 X 6035.

     

     

     

    Daily Events

     

     

     

    Saturday, March 1

     

     

     

    Anna Maria Island Heritage Day, Anna Maria Island Museum, 402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Celebrate our Anna Maria Island heritage just like the settlers.  There will be lots of music, food and old fashioned children’s games.  See wool spinning, bee keeping, caning, herbalists, net making and many more settler crafts demonstrated. Have your book signed by local authors in the Author’s Corner.  This is a laid back event held in a beautiful setting of native plantings and trees set on a mangrove shoreline.  FREE!  For information go to AMIHS.org or email amihs4315@gmail.com 

     

     

     

    Historical River Cruise aboard the Island Pearl, Two hour trips leave from the City Day Dock at the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. They will be narrated by local historian, Cathy Slusser, who will tell stories of the river’s history and the people who lived along its banks. The cruise will be aboard the Island Pearl, an ex-US Navy “Liberty Launch” originally built in 1991 by Willard Marine in California for the carrier- USS ESSEX. In 2004, the Island Pearl was completely converted into an elegant launch style vessel. The Island Pearl only seats 49 people so purchase tickets in advance. Ticket prices are $32 each with a portion going to Manatee County Historical Resources. For reservations, call 941-780-8010.

     

     

     

    Parrish Heritage Days Parade and Festival with Annual Chili Cook Off. Parade starts behind the fire department at 10:30 AM, travels up 121st Avenue and ends at the Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd Street East, Parrish.    The Parade is FREE! Festival starts at 11:00 am on the grounds of the FRRM. There is a $5 charge to get into the family friendly festival (children 12 and under are free) where there will be rides, games, food and music by the Jake Castro Band and the Gamble Creek Band among others.   To enter a team in the chili cook off (Prize is $500!), go to www.parrishchili.com or email FrstWordDr@msn.com.

     

     

    Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2

     

     

    Pottery Sale and Chili Cookoff, ArtCenter Manatee, 209 9th Street West, Bradenton, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Mugs, Bowls, Vases and more handcrafted by local artists and students of ArtCenter Manatee for sale.  FREE!  For more information contact, Christina@artcentermanatee.org or call 941-746-2862.

     

     

    Sunday, March 2

     

     

     

    Gamble Plantation Historic State Park Annual Open House, one mile west of I-75 (exit #224) on US301, Ellenton, 10:00 AM – 4:00 P.M.  Travel back to the Old South during the day through the many lifestyle demonstrations of that time period. The ladies of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will be wearing costumes reminiscent of the era of the 1840’s through 1870’s while providing a narrative of the Gamble Mansion’s history.  Additionally, the 4th Florida Volunteer Infantry will be dressed in military uniforms re-enacting a Confederate encampment.  Music, crafts and more await attendees.  Sponsored by the Judah P. Benjamin Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Florida Park Service.  FREE!  For additional information, please contact the park office at (941)723-4536.  For ADA assistance, please contact the park office.

     

     

     

    Historical Tour of Terra Ceia Island leaves from the Terra Ceia Village Improvement Association Hall, 1505 Center Road, Terra Ceia, 2:00 PM. Bring your own golf cart, other small motorized vehicle or bicycle for a historic tour of Terra Ceia Island.  The two and a half hour tour will highlight historic buildings and archaeological sites.  FREE!    For more information, call, the Manatee County Historical Records Library, (941) 741-4070.

     

     

     

    Monday, March 3

     

     

     

    Historic Manatee Monday Walking Tour, 1312 2nd Avenue East and 14th Street East Bradenton 34208, two blocks north of SR64, 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  Join Reflections of Manatee’s costumed volunteers as they guide you through the Old Settlement of Manatee.  This leisurely 8 block walk begins at the Manatee Mineral Spring. Learn about the aboriginals, Spanish Fish Camps, Seminoles and the Angola run-away slave settlement which found refuge near the spring. See a sugarcane field and learn about the Seminole Wars and the fort that brought settlers to the site. As you walk under the hammocks of oak you will be guided to the pioneers’ homesteads and learn interesting facts from their lives here on the river in the 1840-50’s. The tour takes you to the Curry homes which are being restored as museums where both Confederate and Black Union soldiers camped. Come early to walk the pathway of 12 interpretive signs. The tour begins promptly at 3:00. Handicap facilities on site.  FREE! For more information, call 941-746-2035.

     

    Tuesday, March 4

     

     

     

    Rye Preservers Volunteer Workday, Rye Preserve: 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL, please meet at the Pavilion, 8:30 – 11:00 AM.  Join the volunteer group, Rye Preservers, to clean up the settler era Rye cemetery trail. We will be focusing on trash and removing invasive plants. FREE! Register by emailing michelle.leahy@mymanatee.org.

     

     

     

    Manatee Genealogical Society meeting at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W, Bradenton, 9:30 AM to Noon.  Featured speaker is Bryan Mulcahy, Reference Librarian for the Fort Myers-Lee County Library in Fort Myers with a presentation on “Immigration to North America & Naturalization.” The Computer Special Interest Group will discuss “Exploring the New York Times Archive.”   FREE!  Use the auditorium entrance on 2nd Avenue between 13th and 14th streets. The Society welcomes new members.  Queries: mgs.society@gmail.com or http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flmgs/.

     

     

     

    Wednesday, March 5

     

     

     

    Walking Tour of Fogartyville, leaves from Lewis Park, 3100 block of 1st Ave. W., Bradenton, 10:00 AM. This walk will be approximately 2 hours and will highlight some of the historic homes and historic sites in the town once called Fogartyville.  Wear comfortable shoes.  FREE!  For more information, call, the Manatee County Historical Records Library, (941) 741-4070.

     

     

     

    Thursday, March 6

     

     

     

    Program on the Ca’d’Zan, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 2:00 PM.  The Friends of the Island Library present Ron McCarty, a member of the Curatorial Department at John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art for the last thirty years.  He is the Curator and Keeper of Ca’d’Zan, the 36,000 square-foot historic Venetian-Gothic mansion seated on Sarasota Bay.  He also oversees the care and maintenance of the Historic Gatehouse and Yacht Captain’s Cottage.  He was a key player in many aspects of the museum’s history and has worked for ten directors during his years at the Ringling institution. FREE! For more information, call 941-778-6341.

     

     

     

    Friday, March 7

     

     

     

    Historical River Cruise aboard the Island Pearl, Two hour trips leave from the City Day Dock at the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. They will be narrated by local historian, Cathy Slusser, who will tell stories of the river’s history and the people who lived along its banks. The cruise will be aboard the Island Pearl, an ex-US Navy “Liberty Launch” originally built in 1991 by Willard Marine in California for the carrier- USS ESSEX. In 2004, the Island Pearl was completely converted into an elegant launch style vessel. The Island Pearl only seats 49 people so purchase tickets in advance. Ticket prices are $32 each with a portion going to Manatee County Historical Resources. For reservations, call 941-780-8010.

     

     

     

    Pioneer Night at Rye Preserve, Rye Preserve: 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL, meet at the Pavilion, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  This family program focuses on the life and times of Florida’s early settlers. The program begins at sunset and explores the historic Rye settlement followed by a campfire with s’mores and stargazing. FREE!  Reservations required.  Register by emailing aedan.stockdale@mymanatee.org .

     

     

     

    Friday, March 7- Saturday, March 8

     

     

     

    Palmetto Heritage Days Book Sale, Palmetto Library, 923 6th Street West, Palmetto, Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.   For information, call 941-722-3333.

     

     

     

    Saturday, March 8

     

     

     

    Palmetto Heritage Day Open House, Palmetto Historical Park & the Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto,  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.   Heritage Station Post Office will be open for business and a special one-day cancellation will be affixed to all outgoing mail. Veteran Artist Program Exhibit, letter writing to troops, Children’s Watercolor & Writing Workshop, storyteller, music, food vendor, demonstrations, children’s activities and crafts. There will also be a Manasota Operation Troop Support collection for supplies to send to troops overseas. This event is part of the Legacy of Valor campaign. *  No admission to event, but charge for the Chicken & Yellow Rice Luncheon to be held at the Woman’s Club of Palmetto from 11 AM – 2 PM.  For information, call (941) 723-4991 or (941) 721-2034.

     

    ArtSlam, Old Main Street, Bradenton and partner cultural sites, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM.   Art Slam is a high-energy event where hundreds of artists, performers, musicians, and other creative individuals evolve multi-media art throughout the day and invite children and adults to participate. In the evening, ArtSlam After Dark attracts young professionals and adults for continued performances and music on Main Street.  FREE!  www.realizebradenton.com

     

    Music on the Porch, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th Street West, Cortez, 2:00-5:00 PM.  As a nod to the strong musical heritage in Cortez fishing village, come enjoy the music of multiple musicians on the porch of the historic Burton Store, or bring an instrument and join in! Joseph Bonfiglio is this month’s musical host. FREE!  For more information, call (941) 708-6120 or email amaranash@manateeclerk.com

     

     

     

    Sunday, March 9

     

     

     

    Benefit for the Myakka 1914 Schoolhouse, 32755 Singletary Road, Myakka City, 4:00 PM (Gates open at 3:00 PM).  Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions Dress Performance to benefit the Myakka City Historical Society’s efforts to restore the 1914 Myakka City Schoolhouse.  The story tells of General Patten’s rescues of the horses from Nazi control.  Taste of Myakka, children’s games and more.  Tickets required, $12.00 for adult; $6.00 for child (ages 6-12).  Stadium seating or bring your own chair.  For information, call the Myakka City Historical Society, (941) 322-1304.

     

     

     

    Wednesday, March 12

     

     

     

    Walking Tour of Point Pleasant, leaves from the Manatee County Historical Records Library, 1405 4th Avenue West, Bradenton, 10:00 AM. This walk, about 2 hours, will highlight historic homes along Ware’s Creek and the Manatee River.  Wear comfortable shoes. FREE!    For more information, call, the Manatee County Historical Records Library, (941) 741-4070.

     

     

     

    Saturday, March 15

     

     

     

    Our Past and Present: Archaeology at Manatee Mineral Spring, 1312 2nd Avenue East and 14th Street East Bradenton 34208, two blocks north of SR64, 10:00 AM – Noon.   Join Professor Uzi Baram of New College of Florida and Time Sifters Archaeology Society at Manatee Mineral Spring for a special tour of Reflections of Manatee’s “History Flows from this Spring” interpretive trail. Dr. Baram will lead a dynamic tour and interactive discussion of the historical events which took place around the spring. Archaeology has revealed a rich heritage of many histories, covering thousands of years. FREE! Handicap facilities available on site. For more information contact 941-504-7130.

     

    Dog Days at De Soto, De Soto National Memorial, North end of 75th Street Northwest, Bradenton, 10:00 AM -4:00 PM.   Help celebrate our best friends and companions with a whole day devoted to our four legged compatriots.  There will be dog experts and pet centered demonstrations all day long promoting a safe and healthy dog visit to the park.   FREE!  For more information, call (941) 792-0458 or visit www.nps.gov/deso.

     

    History Preservation by the Old Braden River Historical Society, Braden River Library, 4915 53rd Ave. East, Bradenton, 10:30 AM (light refreshments at 10:00 AM).  Presentation by the Old Braden River Historical Society on the history of this area.  FREE!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Braden River Library.  For more information, call  941-727-6079.

     

     

     

    Manatee Village Historical Park Heritage Days Open House, 1404 Manatee Avenue East, (State Road 64) Bradenton, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Manatee Village Historical Park has joined the Legacy of Valor campaign* as a partner. This year’s traditional Open House portrays life as it was in early Southwest Florida with special focus on a heritage of freedom and patriotism inspired by all veterans. Military exhibits, entertainment, speakers and veteran service groups will join artisans and demonstrators to celebrate. Special guests from Southeastern Guide Dog’s “Paws for Patriots” will be featured as an outstanding example of support for veterans and their families with gifts of time, talent and treasure. Craft and food vendors also on site.  FREE admission and parking.  For information, call (941) 741-4076 or visit: www.manateeclerk.com/historical/manateevillage.aspx or www.facebook.com/manateehistoricalpark

     

     

     

    Neal Preserve Sneak Peek Tour, Neal Preserve: 12301 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton, FL, 2:00 – 5:00 PM.  Get a special “sneak peek” of one of the County’s newest preserves. Neal Preserve was once home to prehistoric peoples, now it is a habitat for native Florida plants and animals. Archaeologist Bill Burger will be conducting the tour. FREE! Register by emailing aedan.stockdale@mymanatee.org

     

    Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16

     

    Art at the Ranch Fine Art Show presented by Art Center Manatee, Lakewood Ranch Main Street, Saturday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM,  Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Handcrafted Fine Art for sale.   FREE!  For more information, contact  Christina@artcentermanatee.org or call 941-746-2862

     

     

     

     

    Monday, March 17

     

     

     

    Historic Manatee Monday Morning Tour, 1312 2nd Avenue East and 14th Street East Bradenton, two blocks north of SR64, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.   Join Reflections of Manatee’s costumed volunteers as they guide you through the Old Settlement of Manatee.  This leisurely 8 block walk begins at the Manatee Mineral Spring. Learn about the aboriginals, Spanish Fish Camps, Seminoles and the Angola run-away slave settlement which found refuge near the spring. See a sugarcane field and learn about the Seminole Wars and the fort that brought settlers to the site. As you walk under the hammocks of oak you will be guided to the pioneers’ homesteads and learn interesting facts from their lives here on the river in the 1840-50’s. The tour takes you to the Curry homes which are being restored as museums where both Confederate and Black Union soldiers camped. Bring a bag lunch and picnic; after lunch walk the pathway of 12 interpretive signs. The tour begins promptly at 9:30. FREE!  Handicap facilities on site. For more information contact: 941-746-2035

     

     

     

    Historical River Cruise aboard the Island Pearl, Two hour trips leave from the City Day Dock at the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. They will be narrated by local historian, Cathy Slusser, who will tell stories of the river’s history and the people who lived along its banks. The cruise will be aboard the Island Pearl, an ex-US Navy “Liberty Launch” originally built in 1991 by Willard Marine in California for the carrier- USS ESSEX. In 2004, the Island Pearl was completely converted into an elegant launch style vessel. The Island Pearl only seats 49 people so purchase tickets in advance. Ticket prices are $32 each with a portion going to Manatee County Historical Resources. For reservations, call 941-780-8010.

     

     

     

    Wednesday, March 19

     

     

     

    Walking Tour of Downtown Bradenton, leaves from the Manatee County Historical Records Library, 1405 4th Avenue West, Bradenton, 10:00 AM. This walk, about 2 hours, will highlight historic buildings along Main Street and around the Manatee County Courthouse.  Wear comfortable shoes.  FREE!  For more information, call, the Manatee County Historical Records Library, (941) 741-4070.

     

     

     

    Manatee County Historical Society Luncheon, Renaissance on 9th, 1816 9th Street West, Bradenton, Noon.  Reflections of Manatee’s Sherry Svekis will present a program on all the human habitation of the Manatee Mineral Spring and the area now known as East Bradenton. The Manatee Mineral Spring is the oldest settled part of the Manatee River.  $15.00 for luncheon.  Reservations required by Friday, March 14.  Call for reservations, (941) 748-5788 or (941) 748-6694.

     

     

     

    The History of Boatbuilding, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th Street West, Cortez, 3:00- 4:00 PM. In this 30 minute lecture, John Beale will present the history and development of boatbuilding, from its simples origins to practices used in Florida today. The focus is primarily on small craft, but some techniques use in larger vessels will be mentioned as well. Followed by Q&A session. FREE!  Reservations appreciated. For more information, call (941) 708-6120 or email johnbeale@manateeclerk.com

     

     

     

    Thursday, March 20

     

     

     

    “The Weaver’s Son Who Became the World’s Richest Man,” Palmetto Library, 923 6th Street West, Palmetto, 2:00 PM.  Don Thompson presents a first person historical interpretation of Andrew Carnegie including period clothing and appropriate artifacts.  FREE!  For information, call 941-722-3333.

     

     

     

    Saturday, March 22

     

     

     

    Jiggs Landing Preserve Open House sponsored by the Old Braden River Historical Society, Inc, 6106 63rd Street East, Bradenton, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The historic Jiggs Landing Fish Camp cabin will be open so visitors can get a feeling for life in the fifties and sixties. Visitors will be able to speak with a docent and learn about the history of the Braden River and Jiggs Landing. Refreshments will be served. FREE!  Visit www.oldbradenriver.org  for more information or call 941-320-8811.

     

    Big Band in the Park, “Legacy of Valor” at the Riverwalk, 7:00 PM.  The Second Time Arounders Marching Band performs as part of the Legacy of Valor* series coordinated by Realize Bradenton part of larger initiative sponsored by the Patterson Foundation to honor Veterans, embrace freedom, and inspire patriotism. FREE! www.realizebradenton.com.

     

    Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26

     

     

     

    Walking Tour of Palmetto, leaves from the Palmetto Historical Park, 10th Avenue and 6th Street West, Palmetto, 2:00 PM. This walk, about 2 hours, will highlight some of the historic buildings along the riverfront in Palmetto and includes a tour of the Palmetto Riverfront Bed and Breakfast. The Bed and Breakfast was a Sears and Roebuck house, built by town founder’s son, J.A. Lamb. Wear comfortable shoes.  FREE, but reservations are required and space is limited. Call the Palmetto Historical Park, (941) 723-4991.

     

     

     

    Thursday, March 27

     

     

     

    Imaging in Cortez, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th Street West, Cortez, 8 AM. Walking photo tour of the Cortez Village and historic waterfront. Nature photographer Richard Estabrook will guide you as you capture historic images off the beaten track. Bring camera equipment and wear sturdy walking shoes. Non-photographers are welcome, too. $5 per person. Class size is very limited so reservations are required. Call (941) 708-6120 or email halee.turner@manateeclerk.com for reservations.

     

     

     

    Saturday, March 29

     

     

     

    Five Centuries of Florida History, Desoto National Memorial, North end of 75th Street Northwest, Bradenton, 10:00 AM -3:00 PM.   Five centuries of Florida history is a unique opportunity to experience 500 years of Florida history in one afternoon.  Converse with Civil War soldiers, talk with Rough Riders and learn about the plight of WWI trenches and the experiences of WWII GI’s.  Five Centuries of Florida brings together reenactors from all over Florida as they portray their particular periods of time from the time of Spanish conquest to the present day.  FREE!  For more information, call (941) 792-0458 or visit www.nps.gov/deso.

     

     

     

    * Legacy of Valor is a campaign that rallies our community to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and pass freedom on to others. A mosaic of community-driven partnerships will educate and focus the community to use time, talent and treasure to recognize the service and sacrifice of all veterans and their families. For more information, please visit FreedomPassItOn.org.

     

     

     

    About the Clerk’s Office

     

    The Clerk of the Circuit Court was established as a public trustee by the Florida Constitution in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder, and Custodian of all County Funds. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s office also administers a child support enforcement program, violence protection advocacy program and Teen Court programs.  Located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in Downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please be sure to visit our web site at www.manateeclerk.com

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