|Did you know that people have been plying Florida’s waterways in boats for at least 7,000 years? That “Old Cabbage Head” — the steam engine now housed at the Manatee Village Historical Park — was driven by Florida’s first African American conductor? Or that in the 1950s, Bradenton was home to the world’s largest trailer park and its resident Tin Can Tourists?
Visitors to The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature can discover all of this and more as they explore the history of transportation in the Sunshine State using our newest Pathways tour “Reins, Trains, and Tin Can Tourists.” Pathways is The Bishop’s free smart phone and tablet-based app that helps guests learn more about the objects in the Museum’s unique exhibitions and the sometimes-surprising stories behind them.
This interactive Museum tour provides compelling connections for the chronically curious with customized graphics, video, audio and more. Simply go to your app store and search for “Pathways SFM” to download the app today!